Tuesday, September 29, 2020

(Jewish Link Staff and combined sources) An Israeli man was stabbed to death outside Petah Tikva, a Tel Aviv suburb, in a suspected terror attack on Wednesday afternoon, August 26. The man was later identified as 39-year-old Rabbi Shai Ohayon, a married father of four children ages 4-13.

Rabbi Ohayon was a member of Petah Tikva’s haredi community, and studied full time at a kollel in the nearby town of Kfar Saba.

The suspect — identified by Israeli authorities as Khalil Abd al-Khaliq Dweikat, 46, from the northern West Bank — was arrested near the scene, with the apparent murder weapon in his possession, shortly after the attack at the Segula Junction. He was reportedly in Israel on a legal work permit, and had no history of terrorist activities, the Shin Bet said.

The victim sustained multiple stab wounds to his upper body, doctors said, and was pronounced dead by doctors at Petah Tikva’s Beilinson Medical Center, the hospital reported.