Palestinian teen arrested in Hebron with a knife
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Palestinian teen arrested in Hebron with a knife

Police search youth when he tries to dodge security outside Patriarch’s Tomb, in second such incident since Sunday

A knife found hidden in the pants of a Palestinian youth outside the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, November 27, 2017 (Israel Police)
A knife found hidden in the pants of a Palestinian youth outside the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, November 27, 2017 (Israel Police)

Border guards arrested a Palestinian teenager on Monday morning, as he tried to dodge security at a checkpoint leading to the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron, police said.

Suspicious officers asked him to lift his shirt and saw that he was carrying a knife in his pants, police said in a statement that noted the suspect was about 16 years old.

A very similar incident took place Sunday afternoon, when police arrested a 17-year-old boy at the same place, trying to do the same thing.

In both cases, the youths were attempting to get through to the site, holy to both Jews and Muslims, with a concealed blade.

A similar incident also occurred earlier this month.

The flash point city of Hebron, where Palestinians live in close proximity to settlers who are guarded by Israeli troops, has been the scene of numerous stabbings and attempted stabbings since a wave of attacks carried out by Palestinians began in October 2015.

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