Stabbing Attack Thwarted in Hebron

Israeli army says assailant tried to stab soldier before escaping.

Gili Cohen
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Hebron, on October 21, 2015.Credit: AFP
Gili Cohen

A stabbing attack was thwarted Thursday afternoon, when an assailant attempted to stab a soldier in Hebron and then escaped, the Israel Defense Forces said.

No one was wounded in the incident, it added.

Security services are searching for the suspect's whereabouts.

Earlier Thursday, a when two Palestinian assailants stabbed him in Beit Shemesh. Police who arrived at the site shot at the assailants, killing one and seriously wounding the other.

Overnight, a Jewish man was shot to death after he was suspected of being a terrorist and, according to testimony, tried to snatch a weapon from an IDF soldier. The IDF Spokesman's Unit said it was a soldier that fired at the man, and that "the security services are investigating details of the incident."