Israeli Border Police prevent 2 alleged terror attacks


(JTA) — Israeli Border Police thwarted two alleged terrorist attacks Friday, one in east Jerusalem and the other near the West Bank town of Hebron.

A motorist at a Jerusalem checkpoint tried to run over a policeman, but the officer’s colleagues opened fire on the driver, the Times of Israel reported, citing the Hebrew-language Walla website. The alleged would-be terrorist fled the scene, and the policeman was treated for minor leg injuries.

In Hebron, police arrested a Palestinian teen who they were suspicious planned to carry out a stabbing attack. Before border police detained him next to the Tomb of the Patriarchs, the teen, who was carrying a knife, had approached them and not stopped when they commanded him to.

The Tomb of the Patriarchs is a site holy to both Jews and Muslims.

The teen lives in Dura, a town near Hebron and the hometown of the terrorist who murdered two Israelis in a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv Thursday.

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