Stabbing attempt thwarted in the West Bank

The terrorist was neutralized.

October 15, 2018 12:44
The site of a terror attack at Gitai Avisar Junction on Monday October, 15, 2018

The site of a terror attack at Gitai Avisar Junction on Monday October, 15, 2018. (photo credit: TAZPIT)


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IDF soldiers thwarted a Palestinian stabbing attack on Monday afternoon at the Gitai Avisar Junction next to the Ariel settlement in the West Bank.

The attacker ran toward a hitchhiking post at the junction with a knife in his hands, the IDF said. A solider saw the man with the knife, shot and killed him. No soldiers or civilians were injured in the attack.

Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan noted that the attack occurred a short distance away from the Barkan Industrial Park, where a Palestinian worker shot to death two Israeli civilians last week.

An IDF manhunt continues for the Barkan terrorist.

“We will not accept these kinds of ‘trickle’ terror attacks,” Dagan said.

He called on the Israeli government to deal harshly with such attacks. According to Dagan, this should include retaliatory measures against the village where the terrorist lived.

Dagan thanked the soldiers for their vigilance, which he said prevented Israeli deaths.

“This is how such attacks should end, without casualties and with the death of the terrorist,” he added.

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