JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian woman caught carrying a large knife near the security fence of a West Bank settlement said she was planning to carry out an attack.
Police captured the woman, 32, outside the settlement of Emmanuel in the northern West Bank. The woman told police that she planned to use the knife to carry out a stabbing attack.
The arrest comes a day after two Palestinians carrying large knives were arrested trying to infiltrate the West Bank settlement of Elon Moreh, near Nablus. The attempts come just days after the first yahrzeit for five members of the Fogel family who were murdered as they slept in their home in the West Bank community of Itamar.