A Palestinian was arrested after attempting to stab a member of the security forces at a checkpoint east of Jerusalem, the police reported Wednesday afternoon.
The incident happened during a routine security check of bus passengers at the Al-Zaim checkpoint. During the check, the suspect, a female resident of Tul Karm, pulled out a knife in a suspected attempt to stab one of the security forces at the scene.
Forces subdued and arrested the suspect after carrying out the procedure for arresting a suspect, the police said, including firing in the air. No one was injured in the incident, and the suspect was taken in for questioning.
Last week, a Palestinian man was shot and seriously wounded after he was suspected of attempting a stabbing attack at the Hawara checkpoint, near Nablus. The unnamed suspect allegedly jumped onto the car of Yehoshua Sherman, a resident of the settlement of Elon Moreh, and tried to open the car door while armed with a knife.
Sherman exited the car and shot the man, subduing him with the assistance of another man who was driving behind hlim.
Last month, 19-year-old Staff Sgt. Gal Keidan and 47-year-old Rabbi Ahida Ettinger were killed in two separate shooting and stabbing attacks that took place near the West Bank city of Ariel.
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The perpetrator, Omar Amin Abu Lila, was killed two days later while security forces tried to arrest him in a village near Ramallah.