Attempted stabbing attack thwarted in West Bank, terrorist detained

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 18, 2017 17:10
A knife recovered from a thwarted attack in Gush Etzion, October 2017

A knife recovered from a thwarted attack in Gush Etzion, October 2017. (photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

 
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An attack was thwarted on Wednesday when an assailant armed with a knife attempted to attack IDF troops in Gush Etzion.

The IDF forces called on him to stop and, when he didn't, they fired at him as part of protocol. The man, who as injured, has been detained and was evacuated to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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In the hours following the attack, the assailant's home was raided.

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