Stabbing attack on IDF soldier near Hebron thwarted

An armed Palestinian was shot dead by security forces after he attempted to stab an IDF soldier.

September 3, 2018 18:57
IDF soldiers searching the area after West Bank stabbing attack

IDF soldiers searching the area after West Bank stabbing attack. (photo credit: HILLEL MAEIR/TPS)

A potential stabbing attack was thwarted Monday afternoon and a Palestinian was neutralized by security forces on the scene, the IDF Spokesman said in a statement.

The Palestinian pulled out a knife as he ran toward the Givat Ha’avot checkpoint in the Jewish town of Kiryat Arba, just north of Hebron, and IDF forces responded shooting the attacker dead, the IDF said in a statement.
The attack did not injure anyone or cause any damages.

Videos from the scene showed dozens of IDF soldiers in the area during the immediate aftermath as the Palestinian attempted to stab a soldier, local residents said in one of the videos.

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