In two separate incidences, Palestinian killed attempting to stab soldiers, Border Police prevent terrorist-attack arresting 19 yr-old, knife-carrying Palestinian in Jerusalem.
Israeli soldiers in the West Bank on Tuesday shot dead a Palestinian attempting to attack them with a knife, military spokesperson said, emphasizing the troops were “responding to an imminent threat.”
“A short while ago an assailant, armed with a knife, attempted to stab an (Israeli) soldier at a crossing adjacent to Tulkarem,” an army statement said.
— Shai Ben-ari (@ShaiBenari) January 17, 2017
Earlier in the day it was cleared for publication that border police officers prevented a stabbing attack on Monday in Jerusalem.
A 19-year Palestinian was detained during spot checks of public transport buses used in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Atur.
The suspect admitted to police that he intended to get off the public bus at Damascus gate, buy a knife and carry out a terror attack against police or security officers in the area.
The suspect was remanded and will be held in detention until he appears in court.
The investigation is ongoing, police said.
A wave of Palestinian gun, knife and car-ramming attacks erupted in October 2015, though the violence has greatly declined in recent months.
Since October 2015, 250 Palestinians, 40 Israelis, two Americans, a Jordanian, an Eritrean and a Sudanese have been killed.
Most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, according to Israeli authorities, with others killed during protests, in clashes or air raids on Gaza.
Israel blames incitement by Palestinian leaders and media as a leading cause of violence.
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