BREAKING: Border Police officers thwarted a stabbing attack at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron.
A Muslim terrorist in his 20s attempted to enter the compound carrying a knife.
He aroused the suspicions of Border Police officers while walking with a group of tourists who came to one of the inspections posts and attempted to pass through with them.
The officers noticed from the terrorist’s behavior that he was not connected to the group and pulled him aside for a more thorough inspection.
When their suspicion grew, the soldiers aimed their weapons at which point the terrorist pulled out the knife that had been hidden in his clothes, threw it to the ground, and gave himself up.
In an initial investigation at the scene, the Muslim terrorist admitted that he intended to carry out a terror attack in order to murder Jews.
“Because of the vigilance of the fighters, a stabbing attack was apparently prevented. The suspect tried to enter the cave by pretending to be a tourist, and the experience and professionalism of the fighters led to his apprehension and the thwarting of his intentions,” Border Police said.