Palestinian girl arrested with knife in Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City

“If she pulled the knife out, she could have stabbed a number of people in the Old City within minutes."

December 21, 2015 18:01

Misgav Ladach Street in the Jewish Quarter.. (photo credit: SHMUEL BAR-AM)


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A 16-year-old female Palestinian was arrested near the entrance to the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City on Monday after police found a knife in her purse.

According to Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, at approximately 4:00 p.m. several officers stationed in the area noticed the unidentified suspect behaving strangely, and then approached her for questioning.

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“Police units patrolling the area spotted her acting suspiciously and during a routine search found a knife hidden in her purse,” he said. “She was placed under arrest and taken to the police station in the Old City for questioning.”

While Rosenfeld said the girl did not resist arrest, he noted that the area where her arrest took place was rife with potential Jewish targets.

“If she pulled the knife out, she could have stabbed a number of people in the Old City within minutes,” he said.

“Police apprehended her before that could happen.”

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