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January 23, 2018 11:34 am

Israel Arrests Latest Knife-Wielding Palestinian Terrorist at Hebron Holy Site

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The Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – A Palestinian terrorist was arrested by the Israeli Border Police on Tuesday in possession of a knife at the entrance to Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs — one of the holiest sites in Judaism — in the sixth such incident since early November.

After the terrorist attempted to enter the holy site through a metal detector, police discovered that he was concealing a large knife in his clothes, although the weapon did not trigger the metal detector’s alarm.

“An initial investigation revealed that the suspect was apparently intending to carry out a stabbing attack,” Border Police said.

The terrorist, a Palestinian man in his thirties from the village of Dura, was detained by security forces for further questioning.

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This latest thwarted Palestinian terror attack at the Cave of the Patriarchs came after Border Police arrested a female Palestinian terrorist in possession of two knives near the holy site last Friday.

On December 12, Border Police arrested a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist in possession of a box cutter at the entrance to the holy site. On November 27, a 16-year-old Palestinian terrorist was arrested outside the Cave of the Patriarchs in possession of a knife. Days before that incident, a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist attempted to enter the site with a knife hidden in his shirt. A similar incident also occurred on Nov. 9.

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