Stabbing attempt in Judea, 3 terrorists down

Terror attempt at Gush Etzion Junction in Judea fails, as none are wounded and soldiers shoot 3 Arab terrorists.
By Ari Yashar
First Publish: 1/7/2016, 8:09 PM

A stabbing attempt took place at Gush Etzion Junction in Judea on Thursday night, although fortunately no one was wounded.

Three terrorists were shot by security forces who quickly responded to the threat, with two of the terrorists killed and the third wounded.

The terrorists tried to stab reserve soldiers who were securing the junction, according to an IDF statement.

However, soldiers at the site fired at the terrorists, taking them out before they could stab.

Just shortly before the attempted attack, a 16-year-old terrorist from Shuafat in northeastern Jerusalem was nabbed by security forces as he was leaving the neighborhood.

The alert officers and soldiers searched the terrorist and found he had a knife concealed on him, and he admitted he was setting out to conduct an attack.

Several hours earlier on Thursday, an Arab terrorist armed with a knife was arrested in Hevron in Judea, marking the first of the three stabbing attempts of the day.