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July 1, 2013 8:08 am

Stabbing Attack Thwarted in Hebron

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Knives carried by the terrorist. Photo: Israeli police.

An Israeli Border Policewoman thwarted a stabbing attack at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron early Monday.

A Palestinian Arab woman in her early twenties approached one of the checkpoints in the vicinity raising the suspicion of the police personnel stationed at the checkpoint.

The policewoman stopped her and found three knives of different sizes hidden on her body. An initial investigation indicated that the Palestinian woman was on her way to execute a terrorist attack, likely against the security forces stationed in and around the area.

The Palestinian woman was released a year ago from Israeli prison where she served time for another failed stabbing attempt.

Chief Superintendent Eliyahu Tsafrir stated: “The Police woman’s alertness and professional conduct prevented an escalation of this incident, and enabled the thwarting of this attack.” The suspect was taken into custody by the police.

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