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Palestinian man arrested after alleged West Bank stabbing attempt

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

The scene of an alleged stabbing attack near the Barkan industrial zone in the West Bank on April 10, 2022. (Dan Asulin)
The scene of an alleged stabbing attack near the Barkan industrial zone in the West Bank on April 10, 2022. (Dan Asulin)

A Palestinian man has been arrested by troops after he allegedly tried to stab an Israeli man near the Barkan industrial zone in the West Bank, the Samaria Regional Council says.

The Israeli man was slightly hurt in the incident, according to the Rescuers Without Borders emergency service. A picture showed scratches on his arm.

The alleged assailant was detained without the knife after a brief chase by officers, police say.

Law enforcement officials say that the suspect only threatened the Israeli man with the knife, and that the motive is still being investigated.

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