Soldier injured in stabbing attack near Jerusalem

Female terrorist was arrested at main checkpoint, soldier was taken to Hospital with light injuries.

April 24, 2017 07:34
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An IDF soldier was lightly injured in a stabbing attack a the Kalandiya check point between Jerusalem and Ramallah.

The female terrorist was arrested and the soldier was taken to Hadassah University Medical Center for treatments.

The assailant had asked to approach the checkpoint to ask a question and when did,  she pulled a knife out of her bag and stabbed the 25-year-old officer in the shoulder.

The Kalandiya checkpoint is a common friction point between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers, the scene of numerous stabbings and attempted stabbings over the past two years. 

In related news, on Sunday a Palestinian man stabbed four people near the Tel Aviv Promenade on Sunday afternoon in what police called a terrorist attack.

Police said the assailant, an 18-year-old from the Nablus area, carried a small, unidentified weapon to the popular beachfront area.
A security camera recorded video of him as he entered the Leonardo Beach Hotel at around 2:30 p.m., then charged and attacked an employee before assaulting three others, lightly wounding two men and one woman.

Police quickly arrived along with Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) agents, arrested the suspect and began investigating the incident.

One man in his 70s and three other victims in their 50s – two men and a woman – were evacuated with light injuries to Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

Eliyahu Kamisher contributed to this report.

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