Female Israeli soldier stabbed in West Bank by Palestinian woman


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A female Israeli soldier was injured seriously in a stabbing by a Palestinian woman at a West Bank checkpoint.

The Palestinian, 20, was arrested at the scene after stabbing the soldier at the Rachel Crossing near Bethlehem, on the road to Rachel’s Tomb,  according to the Israel Police. She was found to have two other knives in her possession.

The soldier, also about 20, was taken to Hadassah Medical Center Ein Kerem with stab wounds to her upper body and neck.

During an interrogation, the attacker, from Bethlehem, admitted that she intended to kill a soldier, according to reports.

Earlier Monday, a Palestinian teen tried to enter Israel from a checkpoint outside the Shuafat refugee camp with an assault rifle hidden under his clothes. The rifle was discovered by a metal detector.

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