Israeli officers thwarted a terror attack at the Cave of the Patriarchs on Saturday afternoon by arresting a Palestinian teenager who was armed with a knife. The suspect said during the initial interrogation that he had come to the Jewish holy site to carry out a stabbing attack.







The knife

The knife Photo Credit: Israel Police Spokesperson

A 15-year-old Palestinian armed with a knife was arrested by Israel Border Police officers at Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs on Saturday. The suspect said during the initial questioning that he had arrived at the Jewish holy site to carry out a terror attack.

The suspect arrived at the checkpoint that leads to the Cave of the Patriarchs in the afternoon. After he set off the metal detector several times, the officers pointed their weapons at him and ordered him to take off his shirt.

When he lifted his shirt, the officers saw the knife he had hidden under his clothes. The suspect has been handed over to security forces for additional questioning. Yesterday, a stabbing attack at the same site was prevented.