Photo Credit: Israel Spokesperson's Unit
Knife secreted in terrorist's school bag

Israeli Border Guard Police foiled a terrorist attack at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron on Tuesday.

The would-be attacker was a 15-year-old Arab resident of Hebron who attempted to enter the site with a knife in his schoolbag.

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The weapon was discovered during a search of the teen’s belongings; his behavior had raised suspicions, leading police to detain him at the security checkpoint.

The suspect was transferred to IDF custody for questioning.

Police said this was the second such event in recent days at the site.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.