Palestinian arrested for attempted stabbing

Police and Shin Bet security agents arrested a Palestinian teen earlier this month on suspicion of stabbing a Border Police officer in October near the settlement of Har Adar, west of Jerusalem, the Shin Bet reveals today.

The 17-year-old Palestinian from the adjacent village of Bayt Surik attacked the serviceman on October 15 and fled the scene.

An investigation found that the unnamed suspect monitored Israeli security agents operating along the security barrier running near Har Adar and Bayt Surik from his home and tracked their movements, the security agency says.

The policeman suffered minor injuries and was taken to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem. He was released from hospital several hours later.

— Ilan Ben Zion

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