Israeli security officials have determined that Monday’s stabbing of Israeli Shuva Malka, 18, by a Palestinian man was a terror attack. Malka remains in serious but stable condition after undergoing emergency surgery.
The Israel Security Agency (the Shin Bet) announced Tuesday that the attack, which occurred in the northern city of Afula, was nationalistically motivated. The assailant has been identified as Nur Shunawi, a resident of Jenin. Shunawi, who has confessed to the attack, has no previous record of terrorist activity.