IDF thwarts stabbing at West Bank checkpoint, 2 assailants killed

Early Saturday, IDF destroys home of terrorist who killed two in Jerusalem last year.

By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA, YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
January 9, 2016 07:28
Attempted stabbing at Hawara checkpoint near Nablus, December 17, 2015.

Attempted stabbing at Hawara checkpoint near Nablus, December 17, 2015.. (photo credit: DORON MAH TOV/ MIDABRIM BATIKSHORET)

 
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Soldiers at the Bekaot checkpoint killed two assailants who tried to stab them on Saturday morning.

The Bekaot checkpoint connects the Jordan Valley area and Samaria.

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The soldiers were carrying out routine security activity at the crossing when they were confronted by the two assailants, the army said. The soldiers, who were not injured, shot and killed the men.

The dead men, both from the Jenin area, were Ali Abu Marim, 26, from Kafr Jadida, and Said Abu Wafa, 38, from Zawiya, according to Palestinian media reports.

Earlier on Saturday morning, the IDF announced that it demolished the home of a terrorist who killed two Jewish men and wounded a mother and son in the Old City of Jerusalem during a stabbing and shooting spree in October.

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