Knife attack at Qalandiya checkpoint thwarted, Palestinian terrorist shot, neutralized

 

After multiple calls to stop did not halt her advance, a knife yielding Palestinian woman was shot & neutralized on Friday while quickly approaching Israel Border Guard officers at the Qalandiya checkpoint. She was subsequently arrested and given medical assistance.

By Elisha Ben Kimon

 

Security forces stopped a stabbing attack on Friday at the Qalandiya checkpost near Ramallah. The incident occurred when a Palestinian woman had approached the checkpoint, with a knife in her hand, despite being repeatedly called upon to stop.

The knife found next to the neutralized female Palestinian terrorist at the Qalandiya checkpoint. - Photo: Police Spokesperson's Unit

The knife found next to the neutralized female Palestinian terrorist at the Qalandiya checkpoint. – Photo: Police Spokesperson’s Unit

The woman was eventually shot and neutralized after security forces proceeded with the IDF rules of engagement.

Police stated that at the time, the woman was seen to be holding an object she was trying to conceal. She kept walking quickly toward security forces until she was disarmed. A knife was then found near her person.

Border Police man the Qalandiya checkpoint - Photo source: Ynet

Border Policemen secure the Qalandiya checkpoint – Photo source: Ynet

Last Friday, a man was lightly to moderately injured after he was stabbed on the street in the West Bank settlement of Efrat. The injured man said that a terrorist has stabbed him and then escaped. The man was stabbed in his back and the back of his neck. Following the event, security forces laid siege to the nearby village of Khirbat Abdullah in search of the attacker.

 

View original Ynet publication at:
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4900725,00.html

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