Terrorist stabs Border Policeman in Hebron, lightly wounding him (ISRAEL HAYOM) Efrat Forsher 06/05/12)
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Palestinian in his early 20s attacks officer with 20-centimeter-long
nail at entrance to Cave of Patriarchs • Second officer shoots
attacker in the stomach • Terrorist resisted efforts to restrain
him "because he didn´t complete his objective."
A Border Police officer was in light to moderate condition on Monday
night after he was attacked by a Palestinian who stabbed him in the
upper part of his body with a long nail, near the Cave of the
Patriarchs in Hebron.
The terrorist, reported to be in his early 20s, approached the
checkpoint at the entrance to the Cave of the Patriarchs, where
Border Police officers were stationed. When he was close enough to
one of the officers, the Palestinian stabbed him in the head.
One of the wounded officer´s friends, who noticed what was happening,
opened fire at the terrorist, who was hit in his stomach and fell to
the ground. The Border Police officer was treated at the scene by a
Magen David Adom crew and a rescue team from Judea and Samaria, and
later transferred to the hospital. The terrorist, who was seriously
wounded, also received treatment at the scene.
Police Chief Superintendent Shenaan Taliyeh, a regiment commander of
the Cave of the Patriarchs in the Judea and Samaria Border Police
Battalion, said on Monday: "The terrorist attacked one of the
officers with a nail measuring about 20 centimeters. Another officer
fired a single bullet at him and he fell. Border Guard officers acted
firmly and professionally."
Hanan Meir, an MDA paramedic who was at the scene of the incident
said, "when we got to the terrorist he was resisting attempts to be
restrained because he hadn´t completed his objective. We were forced
to hold him down and ties him up so that we could treat him and put
him in an ambulance."
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