Photo Credit: Tazpit
The area just outside the Cave of the Patriarch minutes after the stabbing attempt.

This evening an Arab terrorist in his early 20s tried to stab a Border Policeman at the Arab side of Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, the Tazpit news agency reports. The policeman was lightly injured, while the terrorist is in serious condition and received medical attention at the site.

The terrorist tried to stab the policeman in the neck, above the ear, with a large nail. The policeman retreated at the last moment and the Arab missed his mark.

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A second policeman then shot the terrorist in his lower stomach and legs.

Earlier on Monday there was a violent demonstration in the same area of some 30 Arabs who attacked police with iron rods.

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