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October 31, 2019 9:28 am

Israeli Security Forces Stop Knife Attack in Hebron

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Israeli troops take position around the Cave of the Patriarchs in the Old City of Hebron in the West Bank on Oct. 30, 2019, after a Palestinian woman attempted to stab an Israeli soldier, and was shot and arrested. Photo: Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90.

JNS.org – Israeli Border Police officers shot and arrested a female suspect on Wednesday for attempting to stab Israeli troops at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, according to security forces.

According to the emergency medical unit that responded to the incident, the suspect was in critical condition and taken to a nearby hospital, reported i24 News. No police officers were injured in the attack.

Israeli security authorities believe that the attack was premeditated since the suspect was able to make it through several checkpoints before reaching the site.

On Monday, Israeli police arrested a 16-year-old resident of eastern Jerusalem on suspicion of attempting to stab police officers in Jerusalem’s Old City, according to a police statement.

The statement said the suspect attempted to stab a group of police officers near Herod’s Gate before fleeing the scene.

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