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IDF thwarts stabbing attack in Jordan Valley

Israeli security forces "neutralized" the terrorist.

Israeli soldiers at the Beka'ot Checkpoint in the northern Jordan Valley, June 26, 2015. Photo by Basel Safadi/Flash90.
Israeli soldiers at the Beka'ot Checkpoint in the northern Jordan Valley, June 26, 2015. Photo by Basel Safadi/Flash90.

Israel Defense Forces troops in the northern Jordan Valley prevented a terrorist stabbing on Sunday.

“A short time ago, a terrorist arrived at the Beka’ot Checkpoint in the Valley Brigade [area of deployment] and tried to stab the IDF soldiers at the position,” the military said.

No troops were injured.

Israeli security forces “neutralized” the terrorist at the scene. His condition was not immediately clear.

The Beka’ot Checkpoint is located on the road leading to an Israeli community of the same name, some 11 miles east of Nablus (Shechem).

Also on Sunday, IDF troops killed two Palestinian terrorists who attempted to carry out a shooting and stabbing attack near Hebron in Judea.

That came just hours after an Israeli was lightly wounded by an improvised explosive device near Kochav HaShahar in the Binyamin region of Samaria.

Meanwhile, Palestinian terrorists in Samaria opened fire at Kibbutz Meirav in northern Israel. The attack caused no injuries but damaged a building in the community, the military said.

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