IDF troops foiled a stabbing attempt north of Nablus on Thursday evening. A Palestinian arrived at a checkpoint and pulled out a Stanley-knife while undergoing a security check conducted by a female soldier. Before the Palestinian managed to stab the soldier, soldiers of the Shimshon Battalion who were on the scene overpowered the Palestinian. An improvised explosive device was found in the Palestinian's belongings, as well as several 5.56mm bullets. The improvised bomb was detonated by sappers and the man was taken for interrogation by security forces. Earlier, a Palestinian was caught in possession of a 10-centimeter knife at the Hawara checkpoint, south of Nablus. He was also taken for questioning.