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Border Police thwart two attempted Palestinian attacks

Youth arrested with concealed knife near Hebron; driver tries to run over policeman in East Jerusalem village

Illustrative: Palestinians throw stones at Israeli security forces during clashes in the Palestinian town of al-Bireh on the outskirts of Ramallah on November 20, 2015. (AFP Photo/Abbas Momani)
Illustrative: Palestinians throw stones at Israeli security forces during clashes in the Palestinian town of al-Bireh on the outskirts of Ramallah on November 20, 2015. (AFP Photo/Abbas Momani)

Border Police forces thwarted two separate attacks on Friday, a day after five people were killed in attacks in Tel Aviv and the Etzion settlement bloc.

At a checkpoint close to the East Jerusalem village of Abu Dis, the driver of a car tried to run over a policeman, the Hebrew-language Walla website reported. The policeman’s comrades opened fire on the driver, who managed to flee the scene.

The policeman escaped with minor leg injuries. He was treated at the scene prior to evacuation to hospital.

A short time earlier, police operating in the West Bank arrested a Palestinian teenager suspected of planning to carry out a stabbing attack.

The 15-year-old Palestinian was detained at a Border Police post next to the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, after his actions raised the suspicions of the officers there, Channel 10 television reported.

The teen had approached the Border Police, and was detained at gunpoint after he failed to heed a command to stop. A security check revealed that the youth had a knife in his possession, leading police to believe that he had been planning to carry out an attack.

The knife confiscated from a Palestinian teen arrested near Hebron on November 20, 2015 over suspicions he planned to carry out a stabbing attack. (Photo credit: Israel Police)
The knife confiscated from a Palestinian teen arrested near Hebron on November 20, 2015 over suspicions he planned to carry out a stabbing attack. (Photo credit: Israel Police)

The youth, a resident of the town of Dura, near Hebron, has been held for questioning by the security forces.

Dura was also the home of the terrorist who killed two Israelis in the stabbing attack in south Tel Aviv on Thursday.

Also Friday afternoon, some 200 Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces near the West Bank village of Anata, north of Jerusalem, Ynet reported. The protesters threw stones and set tires alight before they were mostly dispersed by the forces. There were no injuries, Ynet said.

Palestinian sources said that the rioters had opened fire on the security forces, which the Israel Defense Forces denied.

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