MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the IDF, the Palestinians were detained in the northern West Bank city of Jenin on Sunday night, and then transferred to the Israeli security agency Shin Bet, for interrogation.
Palestinians seek the diplomatic recognition of their independent state, proclaimed in 1988 on the territories of West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.
The Palestinian Hamas movement, classified as a terrorist organization by a number of countries including Israel, the United States, Egypt and EU member states, demands that Israel withdraw from territories it seized during the 1967 Six-Day War, which Palestinians claim as their homeland.
Initial report: IDF forces thwarted stabbing attack on IDF soldier in Hebron. Responding to imminent danger, forces shot assailant on site.— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) October 26, 2015
The decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been recently aggravated by skirmishes between Palestinian and Israeli security forces at East Jerusalem’s Temple Mount holy site in September.
Following the stabbing attack at Ariel Junction, the ISA & IDF conducted a joint effort & apprehended the perpetrator.— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) October 25, 2015
On September 20, Israeli authorities detained Hasan Yusef, the leader of Hamas in the West bank, having accused him of provoking a current wave of terror.