A 16-year-old Palestinian girl was arrested Tuesday morning at Jerusalem's Damascus Gate after allegedly attempting to stab Israeli police officers. No one was wounded in the incident.
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Border Police officers who became suspicious of the girl approached her and insisted on checking her bag, they said. The suspect then pulled out a knife and tried to stab them but the officers were able to overpower her and she was handed over for investigation, police added.
On Sunday, a solder was lightly wounded in a stabbing near Ashkelon's central bus station. The assailant, Jamal Hassan, a 32-year-old Sudanese citizen, was shot and seriously wounded by a different soldier. Hassan later died of his wounds at the hospital.
On Thursday, a female Border Police officer, Hadar Cohen, was killed in a simultaneous shooting and stabbing attack at Jerusalem's Damascus Gate. Another female officer was moderately-seriously wounded in the attack allegedly carried out by three Palestinians armed with rifles, knives and explosive devices.