Stabbing Attack In The Machpelah Averted As Suspect Armed With A Knife Arrested

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B’chasdei Hashem, another possible terrorist attack was prevented, once again in the Ma’aras HaMachpelah, as two Arab men were stopped for inspection and one was found to be concealing a knife.

Border police stationed at the holy site stopped an 18 and 19-year-old from the PA (Palestinian Authority) village of Yata, as they tried bypassing the security checkpoint. One was found to be concealing the knife seen in the accompanying photo on his person. They were taken into custody without incident.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem/Photo Credit: Police Spokesman Unit)