Second Security Incident at Me’aras Hamachpeilah in Two Days

The blade of the knife, near Me’aras Hamachpeilah, Monday. (Police Spokesman)

For the second day in a row, a terror stabbing attack was averted at Me’aras Hamachpeilah. Security forces Monday morning arrested an Arab youth who attempted to stab an officer at a security checkpoint. B’chasdei shamayim the youth was subdued and arrested. There were no injuries to Israeli forces.

A very similar incident occurred Sunday, when an Arab youth wielding a knife was arrested near Me’aras Hamachpeilah. The youth attempted to pass through the checkpoint at the entrance to Me’aras Hamachpeilah. The individual refused to submit to a security check and attacked a security official. He was subdued, and an examination of the backpack he was carrying showed he was carrying a knife. There were no injuries to security personnel in that incident either.