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IDF detains Psagot attack suspects in el-Bireh
Palestinian website says IDF detained suspects, who are brothers, in el-Bireh; army finds knife with Noam Glick's blood near scene of Saturday's attack

The IDF detained on Monday two Palestinians from the West Bank city of al-Bireh who are suspected of involvement in Saturday night's stabbing attack of 9-year-old Noam Glick in the Jewish settlement of Psagot.

 

According to Yedioth Ahronoth, the army forces found a knife near the scene of the attack. Tests showed that the blood on the knife was Glick's.

 

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The "Palestine 24" website identified the suspects as brothers Majed and Ala Asawi and said they were detained in el-Bireh's Sateh Marhaba neighborhood. Israeli investigators are looking into the possibility that one of the suspects was on his way to break into one of the homes in Psagot when he saw the girl and decided to attack her.

 

"We feel lucky," Glick's father said after the incident. "The terrorist was well-equipped and planned to enter our home. It was only due to Noam's screaming that a major disaster was averted.

 

"She returned at 9:20 pm from activity of the Bnei Akiva movement in the community, walked down the steps before the entrance to the house and saw a hooded man. She yelled and surprised him. Three gunshots were heard from inside the house, and then he jumped from the balcony and hid beneath the stairs," the father said.  

 

 

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