Palestinian woman killed during attempt to stab police officers


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian woman was shot and killed while allegedly attempting to stab Border Police officers in Jerusalem.

The assailant took a knife from her bag and attempted to stab the officers on Tuesday morning in the Old City, according to police.

The woman carried a national identity card identifying her as a 51-year-old resident of eastern Jerusalem. The Palestinian Maan news agency identified her as Fadwa Ahmad Imteir, a mother of three.

None of the officers was hurt in the attempted attack.

The site of the attack, Hagai Street, is the same place where Aharon Bennett, 22, and Rabbi Nechamia Lavi, 41, a rabbi and father of seven, were killed in October.

Also Tuesday morning, police said they arrested a Palestinian woman at a Jerusalem checkpoint after seeing a large knife in her bag as it passed through security’s X-ray machine. She reportedly told police she planned to carry out a stabbing attack.

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