Stabbing attacks foiled in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

Two separate intended terror attacks were prevented today (Saturday), one in Jerusalem and one in Tel Aviv.

A Jewish man said that he was walking near Shechem Road in Jerusalem, when an Arab tried to stab him with a knife. The Jewish victim fought back and managed to knock the knife out of the aggressor’s hand, at which point the latter ran away. The Jewish man took the knife to a nearby police station and reported the incident.

Also this afternoon, a 17-year-old Arab youth from the village of Yatta, near Hevron, was arrested in Tel Aviv. Several civilians saw him holding ascrewdriver in a threatening manner and called emergency services. Police quickly approached the youth and determined that he was a terror risk. He has since been taken for questioning.