Palestinian woman attempts to stab IDF soldier in West Bank in second attack of day

There were no injuries among security personnel in the incident; attacker is shot and later dies.

December 1, 2015 10:32
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Police car at crime scene. (photo credit: SHLOMI)

A female Palestinian assailant attempted to stab an IDF officer at Einav Junction in the northern West Bank on Tuesday morning, in the second attempted stabbing incident of the day.

Security forces opened fire at the attacker. She was shot on the scene and later succumbed to her wounds.

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There were no injuries among security personnel in the incident.

In a separate incident, a Palestinian woman was detained by security forces near the West Bank settlement of Efrat for the possession of a large knife.

Earlier Tuesday morning, a Palestinian terrorist attempted to stab a man at Gush Etzion junction. Security forces at the scene shot and killed the terrorist. A 40-year-old bystander was lightly injured by shrapnel at the scene.

Paramedics administered initial care at the scene and evacuated the wounded man to Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem's Ein Kerem.

Gush Etzion junction has been the site of multiple stabbing and shooting attacks in the last few weeks.

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