Three attempted stabbing attacks thwarted

Security forces thwarted three stabbing attacks on Sunday before noon.

A female Arab teen-terrorist was arrested with a knife after security forces determined she was acting suspiciously near the Tapuah junction in Samaria.

Initial investigations indicated that the 17-year-old suspect from the village of Kutzra had arrived at the scene inspired by incitement on social media, intending to carry out an attack against Jews.

Police reported that during the incident, security forces stationed near the flashpoint intersection called on the suspect headed toward a hitchhiking spot to stop, but she refused to heed their calls and continued advancing toward them.

The patrol’s commander cocked his weapon in her direction, after which she walked a few meters and halted.

When asked to raise her hands, the security forces then saw a knife in her hand drop to the ground.

The teen-terrorist was taken in by security forces for further investigation.

Later in the day, a 14-year-old Arab teen-terrorist with a knife was arrested by security forces near Hevron. There were no injuries on the Israeli side.

Security forces were investigating the terrorist.

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Shortly afterward, a third attempted stabbing took place at Habitot junction near Shechem. The terrorist was shot and eliminated.

During the attempted attack, the terrorist approached military forces stationed at the scene and attempted to stab a soldier.

No Israeli forces were wounded in that incident.

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