Arab teen nabbed with knife near Hevron holy site

Border Police catch Arab teen attempting to enter Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hevron with a concealed knife.

David Rosenberg,

Knife found on Arab suspect yesterday
Knife found on Arab suspect yesterday
Police spokesperson

Israeli security forces nabbed an armed Arab teenager as he attempted to enter a holy site in the city of Hevron in Judea, south of Jerusalem Monday morning.

Border Police officers operating a security checkpoint at the entrance to the Tomb of the Patriarchs spotted the suspicious teen, estimated to be about 16-years-old, and ordered him to lift up his shirt. Officers found a concealed knife on the suspect and took him into custody for questioning.

Yesterday, Border Police officers foiled a similar attempt by another Arab teenager to smuggle a knife into the holy site.

Officers stationed at one of the entrances to the Tomb of the Patriarchs spotted a 17-year-old local who aroused their suspicions. He was later found to be carrying a knife on his person. He was arrested and transferred for interrogation.