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A Palestinian village in the Jordan Valley
Photo: Gil Yohanan
IDF soldier during military activity in the West Bank

IDF thwarts attempted stabbing attack in Jordan Valley

Military spokesperson says the suspect tried to stab one of the soldiers during a nighttime raid in the Palestinian city of Tobas; IDF commander at the scene fired at the assailant, neutralizing him; soldier sustained light wounds

Yoav Zitun |
Published: 03.08.21, 09:07
Israeli troops early Monday thwarted an attempted stabbing attack during a nighttime raid inside a Palestinian city in the Jordan Valley.
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  • According to the military spokesperson, the suspect tried to stab one of the soldiers who had entered the city of Tobas with a mission to arrest a wanted individual.
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    לוחמים מספרים על סיכול פיגועים ביהודה ושומרון
    לוחמים מספרים על סיכול פיגועים ביהודה ושומרון
    IDF soldier during military activity in the West Bank
    (Photo: Gil Yohanan)
    The soldier pushed away the suspect and an IDF commander who was at the scene fired at the assailant, neutralizing him.
    The soldier is said to have sustained a light hand injury and was treated on the spot.
    Last week, a suspect was arrested after a week earlier attempting to stab a settler at a junction near the Israeli settlement of Yitzhar in the West Bank.
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    תיעוד ניסיון פיגוע הדקירה ביצהר בשומרון
    תיעוד ניסיון פיגוע הדקירה ביצהר בשומרון
    Security camera captures attempted stabbing at Yitzhar Junction
    After a manhunt, the suspect was captured in the town of Salim near Nablus and taken for questioning by Israeli security forces.
    On the day of the incident, Benjamin Cohen - a Yitzhar resident - was hitchhiking when he noticed a Palestinian approaching him and brandishing a knife. Cohen confronted the suspected terrorist, who managed to escape, and reported the incident to the IDF.
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