Four wounded in stabbing attack in Israel

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Israeli police says that four people were wounded in a stabbing attack in southern Israel. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

Four wounded in stabbing attack in Israel

Security forces on the streets of southern Israel in search of the/are searching for theperson responsible for a stabbing attack that left four people wounded.

Police say the attack bore the hallmarks of previous stabbings by Palestinians.

Hospital officials say one Israeli suffered serious wounds and three others, including a 13-year-old girl, are in moderate condition.

An eyewitness watched it unfold as he drove by the scene.

(SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) EYAL HADAD, ISRAELI EYEWITNESS

“I was driving my car in this road and I saw a person who I know, he was standing, and he then he collapsed on the road. Then I saw somebody running in a nearby street and when I arrived at the scene I saw two stabbed women. I ran toward a nearby construction site because I saw somebody who was running there and a Mazda car was trying to run him over.”

The attack took place shortly after an announcement in Washington that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry would travel to the region Sunday to meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to try to calm tensions, which have claimed the lives of close to 100 people over the past seven weeks.

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