Multiple planned stabbings thwarted across West Bank

There were no reported injuries in either incident.

August 27, 2016 14:57
The knife found

The knife found on the female at Kalandiya Crossing. (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)

Border Police arrested an 18-year-old Palestinian at a checkpoint near the Cave of the Patriarch in Hebron after finding a knife on him Saturday afternoon.

The police stopped the Hebron resident deeming him suspicious and found the knife while conducting a search.

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An initial investigation found that the suspect was planning a stabbing attack as revenge for the death of a cousin that was shot while carrying out a stabbing attack six months ago.

The knife found on the 18-year-old near Cave of the Patriarchs (Credit: Israel Police)

Earlier on Saturday afternoon a female in her 20's was arrested at the Kalandiya Crossing after officers found a knife in her bag.

The woman was a local resident according to initial reports.

There were no reported injuries in either incident.

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