Female 16-year old terrorist killed after attempting to stab guard near Jerusalem
A teenage female terrorist was killed after attempting to stab security forces at the Za’ayem crossing near Ma’ale Adumim on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Wednesday morning, according to a police spokesperson.
The teenager, 16, lived in Ramallah and was in 11th grade.
The terrorist approached the checkpoint with a knife and tried to stab one of the security guards. The guards opened fire and the suspect was killed. The security guards were not injured.
The police commander of the Jerusalem district, Major General Yoram Halevi, assessed the situation on the ground and heightened security in the area.
“The rapid response and the operational determination of the security forces at the checkpoint undoubtedly prevented injury to the security forces and led to the rapid neutralization of the terrorist,” Halevi said. “Israel Police will continue to provide protection and security for residents of the capital and visitors.”
A week and a half ago, a Palestinian terrorist attempted to stab a soldier near an army base in the Samaria region near Nablus and was killed by another IDF soldier.
The terrorist came by vehicle from Nablus, stopped his car next to an IDF checkpoint, and attempted to stab the soldier.