Palestinian Teen Seriously Wounded After Trying to Stab Israeli Troops in Hebron

14-year-old Yasmin A-Tamimi allegedly drew a knife at a Border Police post outside the Cave of the Patriarchs.

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Scene of an attempted stabbing outside the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, February 14, 2016.
Scene of an attempted stabbing outside the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, February 14, 2016.Credit: Yishai Fleischer, spokesperson for the Jewish settlement in Hebron
Gili Cohen
Gili Cohen

A Palestinian teen was seriously wounded after attempting to stab Border Police officers near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron on Sunday afternoon.

One of the officers opened fire, seriously wounding the assailant. No other casualties were reported.

The assailant, 14-year-old Yasmin A-Tamimi, a resident of Hebron, was rushed to the Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Israel Police said in a statement: "A Palestinian woman arrived at the Border Police post near the Cave of the Patriarchs, drew a knife, tried to stab one of the officers at the roadblock and he fired at her."

Earlier, two Palestinians were killed by the Israel Defense Forces in an exchange of fire north of Jenin. In East Jerusalem, a Palestinian man was shot dead after trying to stab soldiers at a checkpoint near the settlement of Har Homa.

Also Sunday, a cell phone-operated explosive device was discovered on the road leading to Mount Ebal, in the northern West Bank near Nablus. Sappers were working to neutralize the device in a controlled detonation.

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