Stabbing Attack Thwarted in Samaria
IDF forces thwarted a stabbing attack at a checkpoint north of Jerusalem Wednesday afternoon.
Forces arrested an Arab man who drove towards the Hawara checkpoint in Samaria, just south of Shechem, after discovering a knife on his person.
Under interrogation, the suspect admitted he was planning to use the knife to attack soldiers at the checkpoint.
While the Judea-Samaria region has been relatively quiet, riots broke out following Hamas's initial calls for an "uprising" earlier this month, although they soon died down.
On Tuesday, as Gazan terrorists violated a temporary ceasefire by firing more than 60 rockets into Israel, Muslim extremists in Jerusalem launched a string of firebomb attacks on Jewish motorists and homes in the capital.
Last week, a terrorist was moderately wounded by IDF fire near to Kalkiliya, in Samaria, after pelting an Israeli bus with rocks and a molotov cocktail.
The night before, three Israeli civilians were injured by Palestinian rock-throwers near Hevron in Judea.