JERUSALEM, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- A Palestinian youth was detained on Sunday for allegedly attempting to stab Israeli Border Police guards who were manning a security checkpoint in the West Bank.
The youth arrived at the checkpoint, set up near the Cave of Patriarchs in Hebron, and pulled out a screwdriver. He was wrestled to the ground and taken into custody, the Ynet news site reported.
A Border Police spokesman was not immediately available for comment.
On Friday, an explosive device was hurled at an Israeli school bus transporting students near the village of Yaabud, southwest of Jenin.
Local news sources said the device was likely a makeshift grenade. No injuries or damage were reported in the incident, and security forces sent to canvass the area did not capture the assailant.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said last week that the West Bank had been witnessing an "infectious wave of terror attacks" over the past month. He added, however, that there are no signs that a third Palestinian intifada (popular uprising) is in the offing.