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attack [Image Source: Machsom Watch]
This Ongoing War..
10 July '15..
The next time the young man in the story that follows appears in the media (if he ever does) is likely to be as one of the faceless "detainees" depicted as having been thrown into a cruel Israeli lock-up for no logical reason other than Israel's perceived need to have more and more "political prisoners".
Back to reality:
Authorities confirmed Thursday night that a stabbing attack had been prevented in northern Jerusalem where a Palestinian suspect was arrested after approaching a group of soldiers with a knife. The soldiers saw the Palestinian approach and called for him to stop without receiving a response. When the soldiers cocked their weapons, however, the suspect threw his knife to the ground in surprise and the soldiers were able to search and arrest him. The commander of the roadblock where the attack was prevented said that, "We are prepared and trained for these types of event; to my joy, the response of the team at the roadblock was quick and professional so that the attacker was unable to fulfill his plans."
Chief Superintendent and Battalion Commander Golan Sharoni said, "The soldiers acted with determination and professionalism exactly as is expected of them; there's no doubt that the quick response prevented a worse event." Initial investigations suggested that the suspect had intended to attack the soldiers.
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