IDF force stops attempted terrorist attack

Palestinian armed with knife runs towards IDF force near Gush Etzion; force incapacitates him by shooting at his legs, arrests him.

An IDF force carried out a suspect arrest protocol at a knife-wielding would-be Palestinian terrorist near the Gush Etzion junction Wednesday.



A soldier from the Nahal's 50 Battalion was stationed in a pillbox at the junction's security checkpoint. The terrorist was running north, going against traffic.


The knife used in the attack (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
The knife used in the attack (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)


The soldier noticed he was carrying a suspicious object, which later turned out to be a knife, and called out to him, ordering him to stop.


When the terrorist kept running, the soldier initiated a suspect arrest protocol, during which he shot the would-be terrorist in the stomach, incapacitating him.


The suspect was taken to the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem in moderate condition.


There were no Israeli casualties.


פרסום ראשון: 10.18.17, 13:46
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