Thursday, May 04, 2017

04-May-17: A thwarted Arab-on-Israeli stabbing at the Tomb of the Patriarchs

Moments after today's attacker was neutralized
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A report from Ynet at about 8:30 this morning (Thursday) says there has been another Arab-on-Israeli knifing attack, this time at or just outside the ancient, sacred and heavily secured Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

An attacker is said to have charged at a group of IDF soldiers while holding what's described as "a dud grenade" as well as brandishing a knife.
IDF Border Police soldiers standing at a military post near the cave opened fire and neutralized him. No other injuries were reported. The terrorist was evacuated to hospital... [Ynet]
Via social media, it appears he may have been armed with a pistol or something resembling a pistol as well.

He has bullet wounds to the stomach and was sent to Hadassah Medical Center, Ein Karem (Jerusalem) for emergency treatment, arriving there around 10:00. He is said to be conscious and with injuries described as moderate.

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