Hebron: Border Police stop Palestinian stabbing attack

Officers arrest terrorist heading towards them carrying knife; man admits during probe that he intended to "stab soldiers."

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 8, 2011 18:21
Border Police officers [file photo]

Border Police officers in the West Bank town Awarta 311 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini)

 
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Border Police officers were able to prevent a terrorist from carrying out a knife attack on Monday morning in Hebron, police reported later in the day.

A Palestinian terrorist arrived at a Border Police stand and began moving quickly towards the officers with a knife in his hand. The officers arrested the terrorist after removing the knife from him.

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Police said that during an initial investigation the terrorist admitted that he had gone to the Border Police post in order to stab soldiers.

In February, Border Police stopped an 18-year-old Palestinian that attempted to stab soldiers near the Kalandiya crossing.

The policemen found a knife in the man's pocket, and he confessed to wanting to harm them.

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