Soldiers Prevent Third Terror Stabbing of the Day

An Israeli soldier secures the scene after Palestinian teenager, Qusay Abo al-Rub, was shot and killed when he tried to stab a soldier in the village of Beita, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
An Israeli soldier secures the scene after a Palestinian teenager was shot and killed when he tried to stab a soldier in the village of Beita, south of Shechem, Sunday. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

YERUSHALAYIM - IDF soldiers on Sunday afternoon eliminated an Arab terrorist who tried to stab soldiers near the Hawara checkpoint, outside Shechem. The stabber rushed at soldiers and attempted to stab them. Soldiers opened fire and killed the terrorist. There were no injuries to Israelis in the incident.

Earlier Sunday, a 14-year-old terrorist brandishing a knife attempted to attack soldiers near Chevron. Soldiers were able to subdue the terrorist, preventing the attack. There were no injuries to Israeli soldiers. The terrorist was taken in for questioning.

The incident near Shechem was the third terror stabbing attempt Sunday that was prevented by quick-thinking soldiers who intervened to prevent an attack. On Sunday morning, security forces thwarted a terror stabbing attack at the Tapuach Junction. Soldiers stationed at the lift station (trempiyada) at the junction observed an Arab female attempting to approach the area where Jews were waiting for rides. They inspected her belongings and discovered a large knife. The Arab was arrested and taken in for questioning.