News Brief 1/24/2012, Tevet 29, 5772
Stabbing Attack Thwarted Near Tomb of the Patriarchs
A resident of the Palestinian Authority assigned areas was arrested outside the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The suspect aroused the suspicion of Border Guard officers who stopped him for inspection. The suspect them pulled out a knife. The man, reported to be in his 30s is currently being questioned by security forces.
The Cave of the Patriarchs (Ma'arat HaMachpela) contains the tombs of the Biblical Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as well as other Jewish patriarchs and matriarchs.