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Israeli Police Officer Stabbed in Hebron, Assailant Shot Dead

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Illustrative: Members of Israeli border police patrol near the scene of a security incident at an Israeli military base near Jenin in the West Bank, May 7, 2021. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

i24 News – A stabbing was reported in the West Bank city Hebron on Sunday, and an officer with Israel’s border police was lightly wounded in the attack.

The assailant, reportedly a Palestinian woman, was shot dead.

“A terrorist recently arrived at one of the checkpoints of the Border Police officers in the area of ​​the Cave of the Patriarchs and stabbed an officer who was there,” Israel Police announced.

Earlier in the day, Israeli troops shot and killed an unarmed Palestinian woman in the West Bank after she moved toward the soldiers “in a suspicious manner” and refused to halt after warning shots were fired, police said.

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