Palestinian attempts stabbing attack near Kfar Adumim, assailant wounded

Border Police were alerted to the scene after a suspicious woman walked around the gas station.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
November 6, 2018 12:10
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Officers go through bag of attempted stabbing suspect in Kfar Adumim, November 6, 2018 (Police Spokesperson)

Officers go through bag of attempted stabbing suspect in Kfar Adumim, November 6, 2018 (Police Spokesperson)

 
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A Palestinian woman tried to stab a border police officer by a gas station near the Kfar Adumim settlement on Tuesday, off Route 1, in the West Bank.

Police received a report about a suspicious looking Palestinian woman, who was in a falafel stand in the gas station’s compound and refused to leave.

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When border police arrived, the woman, 37, from the Palestinian city of Yatta in the South Hebron Hills, left the area and began walking towards the Allon settlement.

Border police called on her to stop and began to approach her, the police spokesperson said.

Instead of stopping, the woman pulled out a pair of scissor from her bag and ran at them, yelling in Arabic.

One officer shot and moderately wounded her. Border police who later searched her bag found a knife inside it.

The woman was transported to the Hadassah Medical Center at Mt. Scopus.

The attempted attack comes a day after a similar incident, in which a Palestinian assailant tried to stab soldiers and civilians at the entrance to Kiryat Arba, a settlement just outside Hebron. A soldier who witnessed the terrorist’s attempt, shot the assailant before he could injure anyone.

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