Arab terrorist attempted to stab senior officer near Hevron

An Arab terrorist approached an IDF force in the Western Hevron hills on Friday and attempted to stab the IDF Hevron brigade commander, Col. Itzik Cohen. The soldiers managed to gain control of the terrorist and arrested him.

Initial investigations show that the soldier who was securing the area spotted the terrorist approaching the senior commander’s vehicle.

When the soldier stopped the terrorist for questioning, he found that the terrorist was holding a knife behind his back.

Additional soldiers who were in the area gained control over the terrorist. No one was hurt.