Border Police guards manning a checkpoint near Jerusalem thwarted a suspected stabbing attack late Sunday night. No one was hurt in the incident.
According to an Israel Radio report, three Palestinians arrived by taxi at the Mishor Adumim checkpoint in the West Bank, east of Jerusalem. The three exited the vehicle and started making their way to the Border Police guards. One of the men was carrying a knife in his hand, according to the report.
They were apprehended and taken in for questioning in Ma’ale Adumim.
Police said they are investigating the incident, which came hours after a disaster was averted in Bat Yam Sunday, when a bomb on a bus exploded after the vehicle was evacuated following the alertness and quick-thinking of the bus driver and a passenger.
A police sapper suffered minor injuries in the attempted attack.
Police said that early indications pointed to an apparent terror attack. They urged the public to be on the alert for additional bombing attempts.
The explosion badly damaged the Dan No. 240 bus, which was stopped at the time on the corners of Mivtza Sinai and Katznelson streets in the coastal city, which borders Tel Aviv on the south. All the windows were either blown out or shattered, and seats were mangled.
The last passengers were evacuated three minutes before the device exploded, according to reports.