Palestinian teen arrested at Hebron checkpoint with knife
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Palestinian teen arrested at Hebron checkpoint with knife

Minor brought in for further questioning as Border Police believe he sought to carry out a stabbing attack at the site

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

A knife found on a Palestinian minor by Border Police officers at a checkpoint in the West Bank city of Hebron on September 6, 2017. (Police spokesperson)
A knife found on a Palestinian minor by Border Police officers at a checkpoint in the West Bank city of Hebron on September 6, 2017. (Police spokesperson)

Border Police officers arrested a Palestinian teenager at a checkpoint in the West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday after finding a knife in his possession, police said.

The suspect was a Palestinian minor from the Hebron area. He was passing through a checkpoint near the city’s Tomb of the Patriarch’s holy site, when he was stopped for a more thorough examination after raising the suspicion of the Border Police officers, a police spokeswoman said.

Following his arrest, the youth was brought in for further questioning, she said.

The incident is still being investigated, she added, while saying that Border Police officers at the scene believed the Palestinian sought to carry out a stabbing attack at the checkpoint.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

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