Terror attack thwarted: Armed Muslim terrorist neutralized in Samaria

BREAKING: A Muslim terrorist armed with a knife was arrested near the entrance to the Jewish community of Itamar in Samaria.

According to initial reports, members of the emergency squad ran towards the knife-wielding terrorist. The terrorist then threw the knife and was neutralized.

He was turned over to security agencies for further investigation.

Overnight, the IDF arrested 18 Muslim terrorists in Judea and Samaria. The arrested were wanted for involvement in terrorism and violent disorders directed against civilians and security personnel.

As a part of an ongoing campaign against illegal weapons, the IDF seized a number of rifles, handguns, ammunition and military gear during operations in Hevron and Samaria.