Israeli Forces Thwart Infiltration Attempt into Cave of the Patriarchs

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Photo by Tzipi Shlisel/TPS on 11 February, 2019

Israeli Forces Thwart Infiltration Attempt into Cave of the Patriarchs

 

By Aryeh Savir/TPS • 11 February, 2019

Israeli Border Policemen stationed at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron on Monday arrested two Arab suspects who attempted to penetrate the security system and enter the Cave of the Patriarchs while circumventing the security checkpoints.

One of the Arabs was found to be carrying a knife wrapped in papers.

According to the police’s statement, Border Police officers noticed the two moving near one of the inspection posts at the Cave of the Patriarchs as they appeared to by searching for an unsecured entry point.

The two, brothers aged 18 and 19 from the Arab town of Yatta near Hebron, were arrested for questioning by the security forces and their motives are being investigated.

“Thanks to the alertness of the forces entrusted with the safety of the visitors and worshippers at the Cave of the Patriarchs, an event which appears to have been an infiltration attempt to the Cave of the Patriarchs and even a possible terror attack were thwarted,” the police stated.

 

 

 

 

 

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