Attempted terror attack in Hevron

Terrorist had planned stabbing attack against IDF soldiers in Hevron to avenge death of relative killed during stabbing attack.

Orly Harari ,

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An 18-year old Arab resident of Hevron was arrested on Saturday at a local IDF checkpoint after he aroused the suspicions of soldiers on the scene.

The man was arrested and was found to have been carrying a knife on his person.

Investigators say the man had intended to carry out a stabbing attack at the checkpoint as an act of vengeance for his cousin, who was killing half a year ago during a terror attack.

On Friday a deployment of soldiers from the Netzah Yehuda Battalion – also known as Nahal Haredi – shot and killed a 38-year old Arab who had charged an army position near the town of Ofra in Samaria.