JERUSALEM (Sep. 14)
A 37-year-old woman was shot to death Sunday near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron after she tried to slash the throat of an Israel Defense Force soldier who was on guard duty at the site. The soldier was rushed to the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem where his condition has been reported as satisfactory. Israeli authorities placed the town under curfew.
According to a military commander at the site, the woman reportedly stood near two IDF soldiers on guard duty at the tomb and watched them for a while. She then brandished a knife and lunged at one of them. The other soldier fired a warning shot into the air but the woman ignored the shot and continued to slash his comrade. The second soldier then fired at the woman, killing her instantly.