IDF thwarts stabbing attack in Tekoa area


February 2, 2024

(JNS) — Israel Defense Forces troops foiled a Palestinian stabbing attack in the Tekoa area in the Gush Etzion region of Judea on Monday.

Soldiers from the Tabor Battalion of the Etzion Brigade shot and killed a terrorist who attempted to stab them while they were guarding a military position near the Arab town of Taqua, located near the Israeli community of Tekoa.

The 16-year-old terrorist was identified as Rani Yasser Chalaf a-Sha’ar from Taqua.

No Israelis were injured in the attack. Clashes broke out after residents who tried to reach the terrorist passed by and were sprayed with...

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