Attempted stabbing in Hevron; terrorist eliminated

Terrorist approaches soldier armed with knife - is shot dead by alert troops.

Ari Soffer,

Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron (file)
Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron (file)
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An Arab terrorist was shot dead in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hevron Tuesday evening, after approaching soldiers while armed with a knife, apparently with the intention of stabbing them.

According to initial reports from the scene, soldiers spotted the armed Arab man and responded quickly by opening fire before he was able to reach them. The would-be attacker was pronounced dead at the scene.

The foiled attack comes just hours after a stabbing attack left a soldier moderately wounded at Gush Etzion Junction, just north of Hevron.

Two terrorists were involved in that attack, and both were immediately eliminated by soldiers at the scene.