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Stabbing attack thwarted outside of Hevron, terrorist eliminated

An Arab terrorist attempting to stab a soldier on Tuesday morning at the checkpoint at the entrance to Bani Na’im, east of Hevron, was shot and eliminated. No IDF forces were injured.

A soldier from the 605th Engineering Battalion shot the terrorist, who came at him with a knife drawn. The soldier was able to shoot before the terrorist reached him.

It was from Bani Na’im that two terrorists came on Friday to carry out a vehicular attack outside of Kiryat Arba. The city is still under a partial closure as a result. The closure was eased on Sunday, with the roadblocks left only meant to stop vehicles, not pedestrians. The terrorist arrived at the checkpoint on foot.

This attack followed a wave of four attacks committed against Israelis on Monday.

Overnight Monday, two soldiers were lightly wounded from firebombs thrown at them at the Dheisheh neighborhood near Bethlehem.

One of the soldiers was hospitalized at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, suffering from burns. The other suffered from smoke inhalation.

Overnight, IDF forces arrested 27 wanted terrorists in Judea and Samaria.

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