Stabbing attack thwarted in Hevron, Arab terrorist arrested

An Arab terrorist  from Hevron was arrested by Border Police early Friday morning near the Cave of the Patriarchs after he refused to stop walking toward security personnel and was found to be carrying a knife.

A police statement revealed that the terrorist, a 26-year-old resident of Hevron, approached a security post adjacent to the Cave of Machpelah on foot, and aroused the suspicions of the Border Police officers.

They called for him to stop while conducting standard procedures for arresting a suspected terrorist and keeping a secure distance from him. He was arrested at the site, and a knife was found on him.

In an initial investigation at the scene the terrorist admitted that he intended to conduct a stabbing attack against security forces.