MAGAV Police officers find 2 knives in handbag of female Palestinian, who planned to carry out a vicious stabbing attack at Hebron’s holy site, the Cave of the Patriarchs.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Israeli security forces thwarted a potential stabbing by a female Palestinian planning an attack at the Cave of the Patriarchs on Tuesday morning.
Border Police officers at the revered West Bank site found two knives in the woman’s possession during searches of her bag after she aroused their suspicion. Following her detainment for security searches, the suspect was then arrested.
According to initial investigations, the Palestinian woman planned to carry out a stabbing attack at the holy site.
The Palestinian woman was transferred to security services for further interrogation.
Various possible stabbings have been thwarted in recent years at the Cave of the Patriarchs, the place the Bible refers to as the burial ground for the Hebrew patriarchs and their wives.
Tuesday’s incident came the day after a Palestinian policeman wounded three IDF soldiers in a shooting attack at a checkpoint that leads to Ramallah. Security forces at the scene shot and killed the gunman.