Terror Attack Foiled Near Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs

Tomb of the Patriarchs

Ynetnews reports: Border Police soldiers arrested an 18-year-old Palestinian man from Hebron Saturday, for allegedly planning to perpetrate a terrorist stabbing in the area of the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron’s old city. The suspect is the cousin of a terrorist who was shot and killed while perpetrating a stabbing attack about six months ago.

Border Police officials stated, “A suspect arrived to a checkpoint near the Cave of the Patriarchs (gate 6), (and) raised the suspicions of (Border Police soldiers) who regularly operate in the area. The (soldiers) called for him to stop and began carefully examining his belongings and person. (During this search) a knife was discovered on his person.”

“An initial investigation indicates that the suspect came to the (checkpoint) in order to perpetrate a stabbing terror attack as vengeance for the death of his cousin, who was himself shot during a terrorist attack he perpetrated about six months ago. The suspect was arrested and is being taken for further questioning by security forces.”

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