Report: Stabbing attempt at Tapuach Junction, terrorist neutralized

There were no reported injuries to Israeli forces.

December 8, 2016 09:20

Stabbing attempt at Tapuach Junction, terrorist neutralized (Reuters)

Stabbing attempt at Tapuach Junction, terrorist neutralized (Reuters)


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A Palestinian man was shot and killed while trying to stab security personnel at a bus stop at the Tapuah junction in Samaria on Thursday morning.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the 18-year-old got off a bus at the main West Bank junction and appeared suspicious to border policemen stationed there.

“The suspect did not heed their call to stop, continued to move in their direction, and at one point whipped out a knife and began running toward them. The forces opened fire at the terrorist,” Samri said. There were no injuries to the security personnel.

Stabbing attempt at Tapuach Junction, terrorist neutralized.(photo credit: DORON MAH TOV/ MIDABRIM BATIKSHORET)

The Palestinian Authority Health Ministry confirmed the Palestinian had been killed, but had no further details on his identity.

Police later identified the attacker as an 18-year-old resident of Kalkilya.

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