Third attack of day: Terrorist killed after stabbing Border Police officer in Hebron

Female Palestinian lightly wounds officer in hand.

October 17, 2015 12:00
1 minute read.
Tapuah junction

Border Police officers in Tapuah junction.. (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)


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After attempted stabbing attacks in Jerusalem and Hebron earlier on Saturday morning, a Palestinian woman stabbed and lightly wounded a female Border Police officer in Hebron before noon.

The police officer was stabbed at the Ashmoret Yitzhak Border Police base and she suffered a cut to her hand. After being attacked she recovered quickly and shot the terrorist dead.   

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Palestinian media outlet Ma'an identified the attacker as 17-year-old Bayan Ayman Abd al-Hadi al-Esseili.

In both attacks earlier in the day the attackers were shot and killed and there were no others wounded. 

Earlier in the day in Hebron the Israeli target of a knife attack shot and killed the terrorist. The Israeli was not wounded in the attempted attack.

The suspect in the first Hebron attack approached a checkpoint in the city and tried to stab one of the security forces. When this attempt failed, he came after an Israeli citizen who used his personal firearm and shot him three times. The citizen was visiting the city and was returning from prayers at the Tomb of the Patriarchs at the time of the attack.    

Palestinians came to the scene of the Hebron attack and began to throw stones at the security forces who were using riot dispersal methods on them. Ma'an news identified the Hebron attacker as 18-year-old Fadil Qawasmi.


Shortly after the Hebron attack, a terrorist was shot and killed in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood in Jerusalem after trying to stab an Israeli. No one was wounded by the attacker.  A civilian told the security forces that he saw a suspicious looking man in the area and after searching they found him on Harav Hovel street neat the scenic promenade in the neighborhood.

An initial report revealed that Border Police forces in the capital approached the suspect and asked him to present his identification documents. At this point the man pulled out a knife and tried to stab one of the officers. The attacker was subsequently shot and killed.

The attacker was a 16-year-old from the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, Palestinian media reported.


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