Shai Ohayon

August 26, 2020: Shai Ohayon, 39, was stabbed to death in Petah Tikva, in central Israel, allegedly by a Palestinian attacker.

The victim, Shai Ohayon, 39, was a father of four. He was unconscious when first responders reached him, and he was transferred to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect, a Palestinian man from the West Bank, who holds a valid Israeli work permit, was chased by witnesses, and then arrested by the Israeli Police, who suspected a political motive for the attack.

The suspect was then interrogated by Israel’s Intelligence Agency, the Shin Bet.

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu announced to the nation that his government, “will work to demolish the terrorist’s house and carry out the most severe punishment.”

Israeli Y-Net News also called the attack a ‘terror’ attack, although the news agency noted that the suspect does not appear to belong to any terror groups.

Magen David Adom teams reported that the victim had multiple stab wounds to his upper body, that the victim was provided with medical treatment and transferred to Rabin Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

After a preliminary investigation, Y-net claimed that the suspect stabbed the victim due to his ultra-Orthodox attire.

Shai was from Petah Tikva, in central Israel. Source: IMEMC