Attempted stabbing attack thwarted near Jerusalem

The terrorist was neutralized and taken into custody by police.

December 30, 2016 10:14
Knife found on female terrorist at Kalandia checkpoint

Knife found on female terrorist at Kalandia checkpoint. (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)


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A female terrorist attempted to stab Israeli soldiers at the Kalandia checkpoint near Jerusalem Friday morning.

She was neutralized and taken into custody by police.

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A similar attack was also thwarted at the same checkpoint last week, and earlier in December, a different unidentified Palestinian woman was arrested the checkpoint, which separates Jerusalem from Ramallah, after driving her vehicle toward Border Police and then charging officers on foot with a knife.

According to Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, the suspect drove her car in the wrong direction toward police guarding the checkpoint.

“The officers fired warning shots in the air, and the female terrorist exited her vehicle with a knife and charged them screaming ‘Allahu Akbar!,’” said Rosenfeld. “She was disarmed and arrested at the scene without being injured, and the area was temporary closed off.”

Daniel K. Eisenbud contributed to this report.

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