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January 30, 2019 9:36 am

Israeli Forces Thwart Palestinian Terror Attack Near Jerusalem

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

Israeli forces gather near the dead body of a Palestinian woman who tried to commit a stabbing attack at a checkpoint east of Jerusalem, Jan. 30, 2019. Photo: Reuters / Ammar Awad.

Israeli forces shot dead a 16-year-old Palestinian girl who tried to carry out a stabbing attack at a checkpoint between the West Bank and Jerusalem on Wednesday, police said.

Palestinian officials identified the dead girl as a resident of Ramallah.

Yoram Halevi, Israel’s Jerusalem police chief, said the Palestinian girl “whipped out a knife and tried to stab” security staff at al-Zaim checkpoint, and was shot.

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