Thursday, November 13, 2014

13-Nov-14: More knife attacks but this time the attackers are intercepted

Dolev, home to about 180 Israeli families
A small insight into the less-featured Palestinian Arab violence that you are unlikely to see on your evening news show:
  • "Police arrested a Palestinian teen in the West Bank on Wednesday night and said he admitted he was headed to Jerusalem to carry out a stabbing attack on a bus driver. The suspect, a 17-year-old resident of Ramallah, was stopped near the the Dolev settlement and was found carrying a knife and a screwdriver in his bag, police said. During questioning he said that he planned to hitchhike to Jerusalem and then stab a bus driver in the capital. The suspect was transferred to the Shin Bet security services for further questioning." [Source: Times of Israel today]
  • "In a similar incident Wednesday night, a Palestinian in his 20s was arrested and taken in for questioning, after police found a knife on his person. At the entrance to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron, Border Patrol forces stopped the young man who had aroused suspicions. Upon inspection they found a commando knife under his shirt. "We recognized suspicious walking, and we called the man to stop," security forces explained. "We asked him to lift up his shirt when he was a few feet away. As soon as he did so, we saw a commando knife on his waist." When Border Patrol forces saw the knife on the body of the suspect, they cocked their weapons at him. The suspect panicked and threw the knife on the floor. The fighters conducted a thorough search of his body, and eventually the suspect was arrested. Despite attempts to communicate while the suspect was on the ground, ha had apparently drank alcohol shortly before and did not cooperate with law enforcement. The suspect was then brought to the Hevron police precinct for further interrogation. [Source: Israel National News, today]

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