Bethlehem man arrested with knife at checkpoint
26-year-old Arab man arrives at checkpoint wearing heavy coat, despite the high temperature; border police find concealed knife.
Border police near Beit Hamchpela Photo: Tovah Lazaroff
A 26-year-old Arab man was arrested on Friday afternoon for attempting to stab a
policeman at the Hizma checkpoint.
The Bethlehem man had arrived at the
checkpoint wearing a heavy coat, despite the high temperature. Friday was
unseasonably hot with temperatures of 32 degrees in Jerusalem.
border police searched him, they found a large kitchen knife concealed in his
During the initial questioning, he told police he wanted to stab a
One week ago, Jerusalem police arrested a 32-year-old Arab woman
early on Sunday morning after she tried to stab a police officer outside the
station on Sultan Suleiman Street.
The woman, a resident of the east
Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, arrived at the Shalem police station located
across from the Flowers Gate around 6:30 a.m.
The woman arrived outside
the police station grasping a knife, raising the suspicions of the police
officer making the rounds in a squad car, and then tried to enter the police
station with the knife hidden in her clothes. One of the officers apprehended
her and took the knife away before she could injure anyone.
initial investigation, she told police she wanted to stab a policeman to protest
the Innocence of Muslims film and the situation in the Palestinian territories.