Terrorist Killed in Attempted Shomron Stabbing

IDF checkpoint. Photo by Gershon Elinson/FLASH90
An IDF checkpoint. (Gershon Elinson/Flash90)

An Arab attempted to stab an IDF soldier Wednesday morning at a checkpoint in western Shomron. The incident occurred at a checkpoint near the town of Elkana, near Petach Tikvah. B’chasdei Shamayim, no Israelis were injured in the incident. The terrorist was shot and killed.

Meanwhile, the condition of Yonatan Azrihov, the 40-year-old victim of a stabbing attack in Petach Tikvah Tuesday, was much improved Wednesday, doctors said. Azrihov was injured when an Arab went on a stabbing rampage in the Petach Tikvah open market Tuesday evening.

In light of the stream of attacks Tuesday night and Wednesday morning – over half a dozen attacks or attempted attacks within 24 hours – Yoram Levi, the commander of police in Yerushalayim said that the terror wave “is apparently strengthening. Police,” he noted “are prepared for all scenarios that may develop.”

Also Wednesday, security officials announced that they had arrested overnight Tuesday the terrorist who ran down an Israeli in October 2015. The terrorist, a resident of the village of Dahariya, near Yattir in the south Chevron Hills, killed Avraham Chasno, Hy”d, 54, of Kiryat Arba. Chasno was murdered on October 20th, as he was returning home from Otniel, where he was in charge of the yeshiva high school kitchen. Palestinians blocked the highway with burning tires and pelted his car with stones, causing him to stop on the side of the road and exit his vehicle. He was then hit by the truck and fatally wounded. MDA paramedics attempted to resuscitate Chasno in preparation for evacuation by helicopter, but he died at the scene.

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