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Attempted Stabbing Attack in Hebron; Palestinian Shot and Killed

Border Police report a woman drew out a knife at a security checkpoint at the entrance to the Tomb of the Patriarchs; no security forces present were wounded.

A Palestinian woman was shot and killed in the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday morning after attempting to carry out a stabbing attack, according to Border Police.
A Border Police spokesman said the woman approached the Border Police security checkpoint at the entrance to the Tomb of the Patriarchs and attempted to stab the officer. The officer then fired at her, killing her on the spot. No others were wounded in the incident.
On Thursday, a Palestinian assailant stabbed and killed a teenage girl as she slept inside her home in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba. A civil security guard responding to the attack shot and killed the assailant at the scene.
The victim, 13-year-old Hallel Yaffe Ariel, was later identified as a U.S. citizen.
Also on Thursday, a Palestinian man stabbed two Israelis in the coastal city of Netanya before an armed civilian shot him down.
The two wounded, a 40-year-old ultra-Orthodox man in and a 62-year-old woman, were rushed to receive medical care in moderate and light conditions.
More details to follow.

Chaim Levinson
Haaretz Correspondent
read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.728268

 

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