Terrorist attack foiled in Hevron

Border Police officers arrest 23-year-old Arab armed with a knife at the Cave of the Patriarchs.

Elad Benari, Canada ,

Cave of the Patriarchs
Cave of the Patriarchs
Arutz Sheva

Border Police officers on Friday afternoon foiled an attempted stabbing attack at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron.

A 23-year-old Palestinian Arab was arrested as he tried to enter the compound with a knife. Border Police officers who were stationed at one of the checkpoints said he acted suspiciously and objected to a search of his body.

The suspect was transferred to security forces for further interrogation.

Earlier this week, IDF troops identified and arrested two Palestinian Arab children who were in possession of knives, near the fence of Kibbutz Migdal Oz, located in the Gush Etzion region.

The IDF Spokesperson said that the two minors admitted upon interrogation that they had been given knives by an adult and sent to carry out a stabbing attack.

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