Soldier Lightly Wounded in Gush Terror Attack; Yerushalayim Attack Prevented

Israeli forces inspect the scene where a Palestinian, whom the Israeli military said attacked Israeli soldiers with an axe, was shot dead at the entrance of Arroub refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Hebron April 14, 2016. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Israeli forces inspect the scene where a Palestinian who attacked IDF soldiers with an axe was shot dead near Al Aroub refugee camp, north of Chevron, Thursday. (Reuters/Mussa Qawasma)

A report Thursday afternoon said that an Arab terrorist had attacked an IDF soldier with an axe in Gush Etzion. The terrorist was killed, security officials said.

The incident occurred near Al-Aroub, north of Chevron. The terrorist hit the soldier on the head with the axe, but, b’chasdei Shamayim, only lightly wounded him, since he was wearing a helmet. Soldiers who were near the terrorist immediately shot and killed him. The soldier was taken to a hospital in Yerushalayim for further treatment.

The knives would-be boy terrorists wanted to use in Yerushalayim Thursday. (Police Spokesman)

Meanwhile, security officials arrested two 12-year-old terrorists Thursday afternoon near the Old City in Yerushalayim. The two were acting in a suspicious manner, and when they were arrested, officers found three knives in their schoolbag, along with a note apparently meant for their parents in the event that they were killed carrying out the attack. Under questioning, the two said they were planning to carry out a terror attack.

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