Several terror attacks were thwarted over the weekend at separate locations across the West Bank and Israel.
A Palestinian armed with a knife attempted to stab an IDF soldier at a main junction near the West Bank city of Ariel yesterday afternoon. Police units at the scene responded by opening fire and wounding the assailant in the leg. He was transferred to an Israeli hospital for treatment and is undergoing interrogation. No injuries were sustained by IDF troops.
In a separate incident, Israeli border police prevented an attempted stabbing at the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron. Police Spokesman Mikey Rosenfeld confirmed to TV7 that the suspect was captured and taken into custody before being able to carry out the intended attack.
Israel’s Shin Bet Security Agency revealed that a bombing at the Bilu junction near the central city of Rehovot was prevented by the arrest of an Israeli Arab citizen trained to plant explosive devices and gather intelligence by the Islamist Hamas organization. The suspect and 9 co-conspirators and family members were apprehended in southern Israel while planning to carry out the attack by the Yamam and Yamas police counterterrorism units, as part of an ongoing investigation.