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Stabbing attack foiled near Jenin
Palestinian runs towards security officer with knife, shot dead at same checkpoint where similar attempt occurred a week ago.
A Palestinian ran at security forces with a knife in the West Bank on Saturday before being shot dead.

 

An Israeli police spokeswoman said that at a checkpoint between Jenin and Afula a Palestinian holding a knife ran toward a security officer who called on him to stop.

 

Scene of Saturday's attempted attack
Scene of Saturday's attempted attack

 

"When he did not heed those calls the security man shot toward him in order to neutralize him and as a result the terrorist was killed," spokeswoman Luba Samri said. Palestinian medical officials said he was 18 years old.

 

Security forces decided to close Jalama checkpoint until further notice.

 

A stabbing attack was attempted in the same location exactly a week earlier, when a 16-year-old Palestinian dressed as a candy salesman tried to stab security guards.

 

A guard saw the knife and fired on the Palestinian, killing him at the scene.