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Israeli forces thwart Gush Etzion terror attack

The assailant was neutralized by IDF forces after attempting to run over civilians at Gush Etzion Junction, according to the military.

Israeli security personnel near the scene of an attempted stabbing attack at the Gush Etzion Junction, Jan. 31, 2021. Photo by Gershon Elinson/Flash90.
Israeli security personnel near the scene of an attempted stabbing attack at the Gush Etzion Junction, Jan. 31, 2021. Photo by Gershon Elinson/Flash90.

Israeli forces on Tuesday thwarted an attempted vehicular assault in Gush Etzion, according to the military.

The driver, a Palestinian, tried to run over civilians at the Gush Etzion Junction, located south of Bethlehem about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Jerusalem, the Israel Defense Forces said.

IDF forces neutralized the assailant following a pursuit. He was subsequently arrested and taken to hospital for treatment.

There were no other injuries in the attack.

A knife was found during a search of the terrorist’s vehicle.

On Sunday, an Israeli police officer was lightly wounded in a stabbing at the Lion’s Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City.

The assailant was neutralized by Israeli security forces on the scene.

Also on Sunday night, a Palestinian terrorist attempted to stab Israel Defense Forces soldiers at the Hussan Junction near the ultra-Orthodox city of Beitar Illit in Judea.

No casualties were reported in the incident and the terrorist was neutralized, the IDF said.

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