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  2/4/2013, Shevat 24, 5773

Arab Planned to Attack Soldier Over 'Insult' in Tel Aviv

A female Arab who planned to carry out a stabbing attack at the Machpelah Cave in Hevron Monday afternoon was arrested by IDF troops before she could injure anyone, an army spokesperson said. The incident occurred at about 3:00 PM, near a security station outside the Cave.

The woman attempted to pass through the security station to get into the plaza where the Cave is located. Entering the area entails passing through a metal detector, and the alarm sounded when the woman passed through the machine.