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IDF soldiers thwart terror stabbing near Hebron

The assailant was killed by Israeli forces on the scene; no Israeli casualties were reported.

Israel Defense Forces soldiers in the South Hebron Hills, April 2, 2015. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.
Israel Defense Forces soldiers in the South Hebron Hills, April 2, 2015. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.

Israeli forces prevented a terrorist attack at the Beit Einun Junction north of Hebron in Judea on Sunday, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

“A short time ago, IDF soldiers…carrying out routine activity at the Beit Einun junction…identified a terrorist who came in their direction and attempted to carry out a stabbing attack,” the IDF announced via X.

The troops “made contact, fired at him and killed him,” the IDF said, adding that there were no casualties to Israeli forces in the area.

Earlier this month, the IDF carried out arrests in Ad-Dhahiriya near Hebron. A suspect was arrested and charged with having aided the terrorist responsible for a deadly March stabbing in southern Israel.

Judea and Samaria saw a dramatic rise in Palestinian terrorist attacks in 2023 compared to the previous year, with shootings reaching their highest level since the Second Intifada of 2000-05, according to IDF data.

Between Oct. 7 and Jan. 15, Rescuers Without Borders first responders recorded more than 2,600 Palestinian attacks targeting Israelis in Judea and Samaria, including 760 cases of rock-throwing, 551 fire bombings, 12 attempted or successful stabbings and nine vehicular assaults.

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