IDF soldiers thwart terror attack in Hebron : Canada Morning Post News

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Israeli soldiers thwarted a terrorist attack on Tuesday afternoon in the Jewish community of Hebron, the military said in a statement.

The suspect, who was armed with a “Carlo” submachine gun, a knife and explosives, arrived in a vehicle from the direction of Hebron’s Abu Sneineh neighborhood, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

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“The terrorist, who apparently belonged to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, tried to ‘pull’ soldiers [towards him] by throwing firebombs at them, with the aim of detonating the explosives he was carrying,” said IDF spokesman Brig.-Gen. Hidai Zilberman.

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The Israeli forces initiated a standard arrest procedure, ultimately opening fire at the suspect, following which the explosives he was carrying detonated, killing him, said the IDF. No Israeli casualties were reported in the incident.

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