Young female Palestinian terrorist shot dead while trying to stab Israeli guard
Initial police investigation finds the knife-wielding 13 yr-old Palestinian girl fought with her family before leaving home, then shot dead during her attack at the entrance to the community of Anatto, northeast of Jerusalem.
By Efrat Forsher, Daniel Siryoti, Israel Hayom Staff & Reuters
A knife-wielding 13-year-old Palestinian girl was shot dead on Saturday morning after she tried to stab a security guard at the entrance to the community of Anatot, northeast of Jerusalem.
According to Palestinian media reports, the girl was originally from the village of Yatta in the Hebron region but had recently moved with her family to the village of Anata, which is located near Anatot.
Israel Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said an initial investigation showed the girl “had fought with her family and left her home with a knife and intending to die.”
Holding a knife, she ran toward a security guard at the entrance to Anatot and he opened fire on her, Samri said. The girl’s father arrived at the scene shortly after the incident and was arrested. He was released several hours later.
The girl’s body was handed over to the Palestinian Authority.
Security camera footage aired on Israeli television showed the guard running through Anatot’s front gate and the girl running after him with a knife in her hand.
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