Stabbing attacks foiled in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

Two separate attacks avoided today: Arab tried to stab Jewish man in Jerusalem, teen with screwdriver arrested in Tel Aviv.

Matt Wanderman,

Arab with knife (illustration)
Arab with knife (illustration)
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Two separate intended terror attacks were prevented today (Saturday), one in Jerusalem and one in Tel Aviv.

A Jewish man said that he was walking near Nablus Road in Jerusalem, when an Arab tried to stab him with a knife. The Jewish victim fought back and managed to knock the knife out of the aggressor's hand, at which point the latter ran away.

The Jewish man took the knife to a nearby police station and reported the incident.

Also this afternoon, a 17-year-old Arab youth from the village of Yatta, near Hevron, was arrested in Tel Aviv.

Several civilians saw him holding a screwdriver in a threatening manner and called emergency services.

Police quickly approached the youth and determined that he was a terror risk. He has since been taken for questioning.