Palestinian Teen Caught Attempting to Enter Tomb of the Patriarchs with Knife

Tomb of the Patriarchs

The Times of Israel reports: Border Police officers on Tuesday arrested a Palestinian teenager who tried to enter the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron with a knife.

At a security checkpoint at the entrance to the holy site, a box cutter was discovered hidden on the teenager’s person, according to police.

The 17-year-old Hebron resident was detained and taken in for questioning. Last month, two 17-year-old Palestinians were also detained after attempting to smuggle a knife into the site, in two separate incidents a day apart.

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