Border Police Foil Stabbing Near Jenin

Arab suspect admits under interrogation that he planned to stab a soldier or Border Policeman.

Gil Ronen,

Arab suspect in Old City stabbing (file)
Arab suspect in Old City stabbing (file)
Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

Border Police foiled a stabbing attempt near Jenin, in Samaria, Wednesday morning.

No one was hurt in the incident.

An Arab man approached the Border Police force and aroused suspicion. The policemen detained him and found a knife in his possession. Under interrogation, he admitted that he had intended to stab a soldier or Border Policeman.

A 17-year-old terrorist youth arrived at the Gush Etzion Junction Thursday, pulled out a knife and began slashing at soldiers. A soldier standing next to the terrorist aimed and cocked his weapon, while other soldiers gained control over him.

The suspect was taken into custody for further interrogation.

A haredi Jewish man was stabbed in the stomach by an 18-year-old Arab terrorist at Jerusalem's Tzahal Square ten days ago. He has since been released from hospital.

The stabber was caught by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and his bodyguard. Security camera footage showed how Barkat (in white shirt) and other members of his team tackled the terrorist, after the bodyguard pointed his gun at him.

In recent years, Israeli security forces rarely shoot to kill terrorists, even when they are actively trying to stab people, out of fear that they will be prosecuted afterward. 




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