IDF soldiers prevent stabbing at Gush Etzion Junction 311.
(photo credit: IDF Spokesman's Office)
An IDF force from the Kfir Brigade prevented a stabbing attack in the
bloc of West Bank settlements called Gush Etzion by a Palestinian woman
in her twenties Wednesday.
The Palestinian woman arrived at the
the Gush Etzion Junction Wednesday afternoon and crossed the road,
approaching soldiers and Israeli civilians standing at a bus stop. She
then brandished a knife and ran towards the soldiers and civilians,
screaming "Allahu Akhbar" and "Death to Jews," Channel 10 reported.
of the soldiers at the junction who identified the situation as a
possible attack pointed his weapon at the woman and shouted in Arabic
for her to stop. The woman ran from the soldiers before dropping the knife and laying on the ground.
Soldiers detained the woman and she was subsequently arrested. No injuries were reported in the incident.
Hebron: Border Police stop Palestinian stabbing attack
According to the report, the woman told security forces who arrived on
the scene that she had come to the junction with the intention of
stabbing soldiers. She had waited until the release of Palestinian
prisoners in the Gilad Schalit deal before attempting to carry out the
The IDF said that it is continuing to operate under an increased alert
level in the area, praising the soldiers at the junction who identified
the attacker and said that because of their alertness, prevented an
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