Terrorist stabs Border Guard officer in Hevron

Terrorist stabs Border Guard officer near Tomb of the Patriarchs. Officer is lightly wounded, terrorist was killed by another officer.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron (file)
Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron (file)
Gershon Elinson/Flash 90

A Palestinian teenager stabbed and wounded a Border Guard officer in Hevron today (Saturday) before being shot dead, Israeli police said, the latest in a series of attacks.

One guard was lightly injured in the incident, which occurred near the Tomb of the Patriarchs, and another officer killed the 18-year-old terrorist, police said in a statement.

According to police, the Palestinian approached a checkpoint close to the holy site, where he was asked for identification.

He then drew a knife and attacked one officer, before being chased and shot dead.

Palestinian officials named the youth as 18-year-old Abdallah Ajluni.

AFP contributed to this report



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