Stabbing attack thwarted in Samaria – Muslim terrorist shot and neutralized

Stabbing attack thwarted in Samaria – Muslim terrorist shot and eliminated

BREAKING: Muslim terrorist shot and neutralized by security forces after attempting to stab a Border Police officer at Tapuah Junction in Samaria.

A 20-year-old Muslim terrorist resident of Saniriya, an Arab village in the northern Samaria, approached a Border Police outpost and behaved suspiciously, Israel Police spokesperson said.

Stabbing attack thwarted in Samaria – Muslim terrorist shot and eliminated (2)

The policemen began pursuing the suspect on foot. Another policeman nearby spotted the chase and blocked the terrorist with his car.

The Muslim terrorist then pulled out a knife and tried opening the car door in an attempt to stab the policeman inside, who shot and neutralized him.

It was initially reported the terrorist was eliminated. However, he was evacuated in critical condition by the IDF for medical attention.

No Israelis were injured in the terror attack.

The IDF put in place a total closure of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza ahead of Passover.

The closure, a routine counter-terrorism procedure during Israeli and Jewish holidays, is expected to last until April 27.

The passage from Judea and Samaria into others parts of Israel and from Gaza into Israel is only permitted for humanitarian, medical and exceptional cases, subject to the approval of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories.