A 16-year-old Arab girl attempted to stab a border police officer with a knife near Nablus Gate in Jerusalem on Friday. The suspect is a resident of the Jabal al-Mukaber neighborhood in east Jerusalem police said.
Security personnel succeeded in disarming the woman and bringing her under control but in the process, one of them was injured lightly in the leg. The injured man received medical treatment at the scene.
Border police arrested the suspect and took her in for questioning.
Last month a 30-year-old police officer was stabbed in the back by a Palestinian man next to the West Bank Route 60 junction near Jerusalem and Ramallah.
According to police, that attack was carried out at 5 p.m. near the Geva Binyamin settlement by an unidentified assailant, who stabbed the officer once in the lower back with a 15-centimeter blade before fleeing the scene.
A second officer unsuccessfully fired several shots at the suspect, who is believed to have sought refuge in the Palestinian village of Jaba.
Daniel Eisenbud contributed to this report
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