IOF arrests two Palestinian youths over alleged stabbing attempt


The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrested two Palestinian youths on Sunday claiming that they were planning to carry out a stabbing attack south of Nablus city.

The Hebrew website 0404 said that Israeli soldiers detained the two suspected young men while they were approaching Za’atara military checkpoint.

The website, which is close to the Israeli army, reported that Israeli soldiers found sharp tools with the two youths who, it claimed, confessed their intention to carry out a stabbing attack in the place.

It pointed out that the two detainees, who are from Nablus city and whose identities were not disclosed, were transferred to the competent security authorities for further interrogation.

The IOF soldiers regularly set up dozens of military checkpoints between the cities and towns of the occupied West Bank and strictly search Palestinian citizens. The Israeli soldiers do not hesitate to shoot any Palestinian girl or boy whom they find “suspicious”.

Meanwhile, the IOF closed Beit Furik military checkpoint, east of Nablus, on Sunday afternoon.

Eyewitnesses told the PIC reporter that the IOF soldiers closed the checkpoint located between the towns of Beit Furik and Beit Dajan hindering the movement of citizens and vehicles.

They said that Israeli soldiers informed them that the checkpoint will remain closed for five hours during the day under the pretext of securing the pathway of Israeli settlers’ motorcycles on the bypass road.

(Source / 05.03.2017)


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