Wednesday morning: A female tried to stab a guard in southern Jerusalem, and a male youth tried the same in the Machpelah Cave in Hevron. Both were arrested.

In the first incident, a 26-year-old woman from Bethlehem arrived at the Rachel Crossing south of Jerusalem. She was not allowed to enter the city, and then tried to stab one of the guards.  The guard was not hurt, and the attacker was quickly overcome and taken for questioning.

Shortly afterwards, a 20-year-old Arab male was arrested at the entrance to the Machpelah Cave in Hevron.  He aroused the soldiers' suspicions, and a quick body-check produced a 30-centimeter (12-inch) knife on his person. The suspect confessed that he had planned to stab an Israeli Border Guardsman.

IDF Forces Acting Against Terrorists

Israeli security forces arrested four terror suspects over the course of the night.  One was captured in the hostile village of Yata, south of Hevron, and four M-16 rifles and much ammunition were found in his home. Three others were arrested in Kalkilye, east of Raanana.

PA Arabs threw a Molotov cocktail at an Israeli car north of Dolev, in western Binyamin, during the night.  In Jenin, in northern Samaria, an IDF force came under Arab fire.  No one was hurt and no damage was caused in either incident.

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