Another Stabbing Attempt Foiled in Samaria

June 6, 2014  

A Palestinian Arab terrorist in his 20s tried on Friday afternoon to stab an IDF soldier at the Azzun junction in Samaria.

The soldier was unhurt and the terrorist was apprehended.

The IDF said the stabbing attempt took place as the soldiers were on a routine patrol and arrested a suspicious vehicle for inspection. During the inspection, the troops identified a suspicious object in the pocket of the terrorist, who was one of the passengers in the vehicle.

When the terrorist was asked to present the object, he pulled out a knife and tried to stab a soldier. He was taken for questioning by security forces.

Friday’s incident is the latest in a series of terror-related incidents in the region. On Wednesday night, security officials foiled a stabbing attempt outside an IDF base in the Binyamin region.

The stabber attempted to attack a soldier outside the base, lunging at him and shouting out anti-Israel and anti-Semitic epithets. Security forces intervened and arrested the perpetrator.

Security forces on Tuesday evening apprehended a Palestinian Arab terrorist who tried to stab a soldier at an IDF base near the town of Beit El in the Binyamin region. According to the IDF, the terrorist was caught as he was moving towards the entrance of the base while holding a knife, a PLO flag and shouting “Allahu Akbar.” The soldier was not harmed, and the terrorist was taken in for questioning.

On Monday night, a terrorist opened fire at Border Police soldiers who were stationed at the Tapuah Junction in Samaria, near the city of Ariel. The soldiers returned fire and killed the terrorist. One soldier was lightly wounded in the incident and was treated at the scene by army medics.

That incident came three days after security forces apprehended an Arab terrorist wearing a bomb belt at the same location.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

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