The Spokesman for the Jewish Community of Hevron, Noam Arnon, said Saturday evening that the stabbing attack against a Border Policeman Saturday afternoon “is the direct result of the incitement being carried out in Hevron by anarchist anti-Semitic organizations, which whip up hatred and encourage terror attacks.
"Shortly before the attack, a group of Israeli hikers was attacked by an anarchist group. Unfortunately, these phenomena are constantly taking place," Arnon said.
"The security forces do not prevent the activity of the pro-terror organizations,” he accused. “We demand the immediate expulsion of racist terror-supporting groups from Hevron, and the encouragement of the those residents who seek peace, coexistence and good neighborly relations in the city.”
The stabbing took place outside the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron. The attacker was shot dead on the spot by other officers. He was identified as 20-year-old Assad al-Salayma.
His victim was evacuated to Shaarei Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem with stab wounds to his upper body, after receiving emergency first aid at the site, and is in moderate condition.
The incident took place at around 6:15 p.m. at the entrance to the Cave. According to eyewitnesses, the terrorist approached a checkpoint, drew a knife and immediately ran towards a group of Border Policemen, stabbing one of them repeatedly in the head and torso before being neutralized.