Knife found on Palestinian woman planning West Bank attack

The suspect admitted that she intended to carry out a terror attack against security forces under initial investigation.

March 7, 2016 19:09

Knife found at scene of thwarted stabbing attack, March 7, 2016.. (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)


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A Palestinian woman was arrested Monday night by Border Police guards at a checkpoint for possession of a knife and suspicion of intent to carry out a stabbing attack against officers on site.

According to Israel police, the woman approached the 'Kiosk' checkpoint between Bethlehem and Abu Dis in the West Bank at around 6 PM with a backpack, raising the suspicion of guards on duty.

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The guards called on the woman to stop in her tracks and toss the bag, whilst maintaining a safe distance from the suspect. She did as told, and upon investigation of the bag, the guards found a knife.

Under initial investigation, the suspect admitted that she intended to carry out a terror attack against security forces. She was arrested and taken in by forces for further investigation.

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