Palestinian woman shot while trying to stab Israeli soldier in Hebron


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian woman who tried to stab an Israeli soldier in the West Bank was shot during the attempt.

The woman, 18, attempted to stab the soldier Tuesday morning at a Hebron checkpoint that separates the city’s Palestinian and Jewish sections. Troops opened fire on the woman, hitting her. She was treated on the scene, the Israel Defense Forces reported, and later taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem in critical condition, according to reports.

On Monday night, a Palestinian teen died in an explosion near Hebron. It is believed that a grenade or firebomb he was preparing to throw at an IDF patrol exploded prematurely.

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