זירת ניסיון הפיגוע סמוך לגוש עציון
HaOfakim Junction near Gush Etzion
Photo: TPS
The knife used in the incident

IDF troops foil attempted stabbing attack in West Bank

A soldier and a police officer arrest a Palestinian man armed with a knife after he tried to stab them at the HaOfakim Junction near Gush Etzion; no Israeli troops were hurt in the incident

Elisha Ben Kimon |
Published: 10.05.20 , 10:36
Israeli military on Monday morning foiled an attempted stabbing attack in the West Bank, the army confirmed.
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  • 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.
    הסכין מניסיון הפיגוע בצומת העוקפיםהסכין מניסיון הפיגוע בצומת העוקפים
    The knife used in the incident
    (Photo: Israel Police)
    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.
    זירת ניסיון הפיגוע סמוך לגוש עציוןזירת ניסיון הפיגוע סמוך לגוש עציון
    HaOfakim Junction near Gush Etzion
    (Photo: TPS )
    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.
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