Stabbing Attack Thwarted in Samaria

Alert soldiers spot Arab terrorist, cause him to throw aside a knife - only to find another knife on his body.

Uzi Baruch ,

Tapuach Junction (file)
Tapuach Junction (file)
Police Spokesperson

Border Patrol officers posted on a fixed basis at Tapuach Junction in northern Samaria, near Ariel, spotted an Arab resident arriving at the junction on Tuesday evening who raised their suspicions.

The soldiers immediately began standard procedure to arrest a terror suspect, at which point he threw aside a utility box-cutter knife. They continued according to procedure, neutralizing and arresting him.

Upon searching him, they found an additional kitchen knife on his person. The terrorist was taken in for investigation.

Superintendent Roi Amos, commander of the Border Patrol's 15th company, welcomed the alert actions of the soldiers and their swift response.

"The fighters showed alertness and professionalism precisely as expected of them, in a quick and firm operational response, and in this way an apparent attack was prevented that was directed at the fighters or the civilians at the site," said Amos.