IDF thwarts West Bank stabbing attempt, attacker killed

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  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    IDF thwarts West Bank stabbing attempt, attacker killed
    By Anna Ahronheim
    10 January 2017 08:57
    No soldiers hurt in incident.
    Attempted stabbing at Hawara checkpoint near Nablus, December 17, 2015.

    The IDF thwarted a would be knife attack Tuesday morning, killing the Palestinian assailant who ran at soldiers on patrol in the vicinity of the al-Faria refugee camp near Nablus. While soldiers from the Duvdevan special forces unit were performing routine activities, the man ran at them brandishing a knife and shouting “Allahu Akbar,” an army statement said.

    Soldiers shot at the man after initial attempts to stop the impending attack failed. He died at the scene. Palestinian media identified the man as 32-year-old Muhammad al-Salahi, who had spent three years in Israeli prisons. According to Khalid Mansour, a member of the Palestinian People’s Party who was quoted by Palestinian news agency Ma’an, Salihi had been shot at least six times by IDF soldiers who had entered his home.

    The PA Foreign Ministry released a statement regarding Salahi’s death, condemning the “horrific crime in the strongest terms,” warning against “field executions as a standard affair” and calling for it to be brought to the International Criminal Court.

  2. ShilohRose

    ShilohRose Well-Known Member

  3. daygo

    daygo Well-Known Member

    I'm pleased they acted quickly.

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