IDF foils stabbing attack in Hebron

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Security forces arrest Palestinian terrorist armed with knife near Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron

Date: 20/03/2011, 5:04 PM     Author: Jonatan Urich

A Palestinian terrorist armed with a knife was arrested by Israeli security forces on Sunday morning (Mar. 20) near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

The knife, seven centimeters in length, was confiscated and the terrorist, a man in his 20s, was taken in for further questioning.

During the preliminary investigation, the terrorist admitted that he had intended to carry out a stabbing attack in the area.

Security forces are protecting numerous Purim holiday events taking place throughout Israel.

Upon order of the defense minister, a closure has been imposed on Judea and Samaria throughout the course of the Purim holiday. The closure will be lifted on Monday night, when Purim ends.