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Police Nab 2 Palestinians in Stabbings

Israeli police have arrested two Palestinians accused of being involved in separate stabbing attempts on border police in Jerusalem.

Both attempts took place Aug. 30 near Likud Knesset member Ariel Sharon’s apartment in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City.

In the first incident, a 21-year-old Palestinian from the Ramallah area was overpowered after he allegedly stabbed a border policeman with a large kitchen knife.

The policeman’s protective gear prevented any serious harm, and he suffered only light scratches to his hand.

In the second incident, a 43-year-old woman was accused of trying to stab another border police officer after she was asked to show identification.

She was also subdued and taken in for questioning.

Jerusalem police officials said they did not think the two incidents were connected.

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