Israeli Border Guard officers claimed thwarting a stabbing attempt at the Salem checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Jenin.

An Israeli military source reported that a Palestinian man arrived at the checkpoint and stirred the suspicions of the soldiers.

“Upon searching him, soldiers found a 20-cm knife in his possession”, the source claimed.

The man was transferred to a detention center for interrogation, Israeli sources reported that he admitted planning to stab a soldier.