Attempted terror attack at Gush Etzion Junction thwarted

The alleged attacker was holding a cleaver and was shot.

IDF soldiers are seen at the Gush Etzion Junction after thwarting a terrorist attack, on January 5, 2021.

The IDF thwarted a terror attack at the West Bank’s Gush Etzion junction, with a security guard killing a Palestinian man who had thrown a knife at him near the bus stop across from the entrance to the shopping mall on Tuesday.

According to an IDF spokesperson unit statement, a security guard that was present at the scene spotted the suspect and together with an IDF soldier started the IDF procedure when encountering a suspect – which includes shooting to the air.

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