Attempted Stabbing Attack Foiled During Ramadan in Yerushalayim

By Yoni Weiss

The knife found on the Palestinian teenager who planned to carry out a stabbing terror attack in Yerushalayim. (Israel Police Spokesperson)

Israel Border Police thwarted a potential stabbing attack in the Old City of Yerushalayim during the month of Ramadan, authorities disclosed on Wednesday. They reported that a 17-year-old suspect had been apprehended near the Damascus Gate after he behaved suspiciously, leading to his capture.

Upon searching the suspect, officers found a large knife taped to his body. The teenager, a Palestinian resident of Bir Zeit, had also entered Israel illegally. The Yerushalayim District Police chief, Superintendent Doron Turgeman, lauded the professionalism of the officers involved, describing their actions as “undoubtedly lifesaving.”

Further investigation revealed that the suspect supported Hamas and had planned to carry out the stabbing attack on the same day that he was caught. Prior to his attempt, he had made a social media post stating, “The important thing is that I end my life in the satisfaction of will, because there is no satisfaction other than paradise.”

An indictment is expected to be filed against the suspect in the coming days as the investigation continues.

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