Israeli military on Monday morning foiled an attempted stabbing attack in the West Bank, the army confirmed.
The troops and a police officer apprehended a Palestinian man armed with a knife after he tried to stab them at the HaOfakim Junction near Gush Etzion. The suspect was taken for further questioning.
No Israeli troops were hurt in the incident.
The police officer and the soldier who were standing near the junction identified a suspect who approached them with a knife in his hand.
They called on him to stop but he did not respond, prompting the two to pull a weapon on the assailant. They eventually overpowered the suspect without firing the weapon.
In addition, two Palestinians were arrested by the Shin Bet on Sunday over a stone-throwing attack in the West Bank in August, which saw a 10-year-old girl sustain a wound to the head. In the coming days an indictment will be filed against the suspects, believed to be in their 20s.
Attorney Haim Bleicher from the Honno organization said the girl's family asked for the suspects to be indicted on attempted murder charges.