A suspected Palestinian terrorist launched a knife attack against a security guard at the entrance to the Ma'ale Adumim settlement near Jerusalem on Saturday. The municipal guard was lightly injured in the assault. He was evacuated to hospital for treatment.

Police and IDF forces were searching the area for the suspect.

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Security forces have prevented several knife attacks by Palestinian terrorists in recent months.

In October, a Palestinian man armed with a 14-centimeter blade was arrested near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The man told Border Police he was planning to stab Israelis at the holy site.

Earlier in October, a Palestinian woman armed with a knife lunged at passengers at a bus stop in Gush Etzion. She was taken into custody by police on the site.

On October 22, a Palestinian with a knife launched a stabbing spree in a Jerusalem residential neighborhood, stabbing and injuring a 17-year-old Israeli youth, and chasing after a 12-year-old girl and her six-year-old brother.

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