Courtesy of JNS Photo credit: Gush Etzion Spokesman. Gush Etzion Regional Council head Shlomo Ne’eman at the scene of an attempted terror attack at Gush Etzion Junction southwest of Jerusalem, on Jan 5, 2021.

Courtesy of JNS Photo credit: Gush Etzion Spokesman.

Gush Etzion Regional Council head Shlomo Ne’eman at the scene of an attempted terror attack at Gush Etzion Junction southwest of Jerusalem, on Jan 5, 2021.

(JNS) An attempted terror attack at the Gush Etzion Junction southwest of Jerusalem was thwarted on January 5th when a knife-wielding assailant was shot dead by a civilian on the scene, according to the Israeli military. No other casualties were reported.

As a result of the incident, which is still being investigated, the Israel Police closed route 367 to all traffic.

“The attempted terror attack ended as it should,” said Gush Etzion Regional Council head Shlomo Ne’eman. “Any attempt at carrying out a terror attack in the State of Israel should end without casualties and with the terrorist dead. We thank the Gush Etzion hero, a civilian, who identified the threat and acted quickly and with determination, which brought about the necessary result.”

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