An IDF soldier was stabbed Thursday morning in Hebron, near the Cave of the Patriarchs.
A knife-wielding Palestinian managed to get close to Israeli forces and stabbed a soldier in his head. The soldier then shot the attacker, who was trying to continue stabbing more people.
The stabbed soldier was lightly wounded. The terrorist was neutralized and killed.
A knife-wielding Palestinian tried to stab soldiers around 3:30 PM on Wednesday, October 28 near a military checkpost in Tel Rumeida in Hebron.
The terrorist was neutralized and killed, without further casualties to Israeli forces.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a statement at around 2:00 PM in response to Christian-Arab MK Basel Ghattas’s ascent to the Temple Mount this morning:
“The Temple Mount has been calm for two weeks. We are putting every effort to preserve this calm, but apparently there are people who are troubled by it. MK Ghattas entered the Temple Mount and went to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. I promise you that he didn’t do this to pray, he did it only for provocation, and only to inflame the situation.
In accordance with my general instruction, police removed him from there. I won’t allow any MK or minister to inflame the Temple Mount, and I call on all MKs and public personalities to display responsibility, especially in this time.”
An Israeli was wounded below his waist in another knife stabbing terrorist attack, that occurred in the Gush Junction. The intensive care unit from Magen David Adom is transporting him for medical treatment.
The terrorist was reportedly neutralized.
Three potential stabbing attacks were prevented in the morning and afternoon of October 27, with Israeli security forces catching Palestinians wielding knives, an axe, and even a sharpened ruler.
In Hebron, two female Palestinian teenagers tried to enter the Cave of the Patriarchs, and refuse to be searched by Policemen at the entrance. They shouted ‘allahu akbar’ and that they ‘came to liberate Palestine’. According to a police spokesperson, this sparked the policemens’ suspicion. They apprehended the women and searched their bags, where they found two knives.
In Jerusalem, a 15-year-old male was apprehended after suspiciously following policemen in the Old City. Police detectives searched him and found a ruler, which was carved and sharpened into the shape of a knife. The suspect, resident of Silwan, was taken for questioning.
Later, a policeman apprehended two Palestinian youths near the Old City, after they suspiciously observed pedestrians looking very nervous. An axe and a knife were found in their belongings.