Palestinian terrorist shot dead during stabbing-attack east of Jerusalem

A female Arab terrorist was neutralized while hastily charging towards IDF soldiers with a drawn knife in her hand at the main security checkpoint between Jerusalem and Maale Adumim.
– No Israeli security personnel were injured.

By David Rosenberg


A terrorist attack was foiled Wednesday morning east of Jerusalem, near the Adumim Interchange just west of Maale Adumim.

At just after 10 a.m., the Jerusalem district police said that they had received reports of a stabbing attempt at the al-Zaim checkpoint on Route 1, between Jerusalem and Maale Adumim.

Scene of attack: The al-Zaim checkpoint where a Palestinian assailant used the pictured knife (pictured above) in an attempted stabbing attack on security forces near Jerusalem, January 30, 2019. – Both Photos: Israel Police Spokesperson

According to initial reports, a female terrorist attempted to stab security officers at the checkpoint Wednesday morning.

When soldiers spotted the female terrorist charging them with a knife in her hand, they opened fire, neutralizing her.

The terrorist was later declared dead.

No injuries have been reported among the Israeli security personnel in the area.

The main road between Maale Adumim and Jerusalem has been closed to traffic following the attack, Rescuers Without Borders said.

Jerusalem district police chief Yoram Halevy arrived at the scene of the attempted stabbing attack Wednesday morning for an incident assessment.


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