Stabbing attack thwarted at Tapuah Junction, terrorist killed

No Israelis were wounded in the attack.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 19, 2016 13:08

Scene of attempted stabbing attack in Tapuah Junction

Scene of attempted stabbing attack in Tapuah Junction

Security forces thwarted a terrorist attempting a stabbing attack against IDF soldiers at the Tapuah Junction in the West Bank on Wednesday.

No Israelis were  wounded in the attack. The terrorist, a 19-year-old Palestinian woman, was shot and killed by security forces.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


According to police, a woman approached Border Police officers at Tapuah Junction, failing to heed their warnings to stop. She then pulled out a knife attempting to stab the officers.

The officers opened fire on the woman, killing her.

Tapuah Junction was partially closed off following the incident,

Shomron Regional Council chief Yossi Dagan said following the attack that "this additional attempt to hurt the routine of our lives, not to mention that it comes during one of our holidays, will not succeed."

Dagan thanked security forces for their response to the attack. He said that activities for tourists in the Shomron region would continue as planned.

"The tens of thousands of day trippers who are currently at the great many tourist attractions in the Shomron are making their voices heard with their legs," he said.


Related Content

April 25, 2018
Palestinian journalist, shot by Israeli troops at Gaza protest, dies

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 15 - 23
    Beer Sheva
    17 - 21
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 12 - 18
    Jerusalem
    15 - 21
    Haifa
  • 19 - 27
    Elat
    16 - 27
    Tiberias