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Security Forces Foil Another Binyamin Terror Attack

In the latest of a growing string of security attacks, soldiers nabbed an Arab terrorist before he could stab an IDF soldier.
By Yaakov Levi
First Publish: 6/5/2014, 10:08 AM

Attack comes as Palestinians prepare to mark "Naksa Day"
Attack comes as Palestinians prepare to mark "Naksa Day"
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Security officials on Wednesday night foiled a stabbing attempt outside an IDF base in the Binyamin region. The stabber attempted to attack a soldier outside the base, lunging at him and shouting out anti-Israel and anti-Semitic epithets.

Security forces intervened and arrested the perpetrator. There were no injuries in the incident, which came a day before Palestinian Arabs mark "Naksa Day", to mourn the Israeli victory in the 1967 Six Day War.

The Binyamin region has seen a dramatic uptick in security incidents in recent days, and the attempted stabbing is the second such attack in as many days.

Security forces on Tuesday evening apprehended a Palestinian Arab terrorist who tried to stab a soldier at an IDF base near the town of Beit El in the Binyamin region. According to the IDF, the terrorist was caught as he was moving towards the entrance of the base while holding a knife, a PLO flag and shouting “Allahu Akbar.” The soldier was not harmed, and the terrorist was taken in for questioning.

On Monday night, a terrorist opened fire at Border Police soldiers who were stationed at the Tapuah Junction in Samaria, near the city of Ariel. The soldiers returned fire and killed the terrorist. One soldier was lightly wounded in the incident and was treated at the scene by army medics.

That incident came three days after security forces apprehended an Arab terrorist wearing a bomb belt at the same location.