Palestinian youth tries to stab IDF soldier at West Bank checkpoint

Incident takes place during security check of a bus.

May 2, 2015 10:58
Hitch hiking in Gush Etzion

Hitch hiking in Gush Etzion. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

An IDF soldier escaped injury on Saturday morning when a 16-year-old Palestinian tried to stab him on a bus in the West Bank.

The incident took place at the Tunnel road checkpoint between the Gush Etzion settlements and Jerusalem during a standard IDF security check.

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The passengers of the bus were asked to disembark in order for the soldiers to carry out their search of the vehicle when one of them tried to stab a soldier with a knife, the IDF spokesperson said.

The soldier, a military policeman, succeeded to frustrate the attacker with the help of a civilian security guard. 

The suspect was arrested and security forces were interrogating him.  

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