A woman was killed during a “suspected car attack” in Raanana, in central Israel, emergency services and Israeli police announced Monday, January 15, who said they had arrested two Palestinian suspects . The woman, “injured, admitted in critical condition, died despite resuscitation efforts,” said Meir Hospital, located in the neighboring town of Kfar Saba.

The two suspects, from Hebron, in the West Bank, allegedly stole a vehicle before knocking down passers-by in this town located around twenty kilometers from Tel Aviv. According to the Israeli media Haaretz, citing the police, one of the suspects, aged around forty, stabbed a woman before stealing her car to drive into pedestrians. The two attackers then targeted passers-by in the south of the city, then Ahuza Street, one of the main arteries of this city of around 80,000 inhabitants, according to witnesses cited by Israeli media.

Several Israeli media, including Haaretz, i24 and the Jerusalem Post, put the number of seventeen injured. The Jerusalem Post specifies that Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.