Israeli Police Arrest Palestinian Teen in Hebron for Planning Stabbing Attack

Police say girl, 17, refused to undergo security check at Tomb of the Patriarchs, then tossed knife on the floor.

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Women outside the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron.
Women outside the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron.Credit: Emil Salman

Israeli police on Friday arrested a Palestinian teenager suspected of planning a stabbing attack at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

Police said the 17-year-old girl refused to undergo a security check at the site. When they pressed her on the issue, she pulled out a knife and threw it on the floor.

Police arrested the girl and took her in for questioning. She told police she planned to stab a security officer, police said.

Meanwhile, a Palestinian man was charged on Thursday in Judea Military Court with heading a terrorist cell that planned to assassinate Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

Ibrahim al-Zir allegedly planned, together with other members of the cell, to purchase a rocket-propelled grenade and fire it at Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s vehicle in order to stop the summer war in the Gaza Strip.

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