Israeli Soldier Lightly Stabbed at West Bank Checkpoint

A Palestinian woman pulled a knife and injured the soldier while being apprehended by Israeli forces, police say

The scene of a suspected stabbing attack near Qalandiyah checkpoint, West Bank, April 24, 2017.
Abbas Momani, AFP

An Israeli soldier was very lightly wounded on Monday morning when a Palestinian woman stabbed her at a West Bank checkpoint located between Jerusalem and Ramallah.

The 25-year-old victim sustained injuries to the upper part of her body and was evacuated to Hadassah Medical Center, Jersualem after being treated at the scene, Magen David Adom paramedics said.

The army said that the soldier was injured while subduing the attacker at the Qalandiyah checkpoint.

The police said that the Palestinian assailant, a resident of the West Bank, approached the soldier saying she wanted to ask a question when she pulled out a knife from her bag.

The scene of a suspected stabbing attack at Qalandiyah checkpoint, West Bank, April 24, 2017.
MDA

On Sunday, four people were lightly wounded when a Palestinian man attacked them on Tel Aviv's waterfront promenade. The assailant, who was detained, was identified as an 18-year-old resident of Nablus in the West Bank, and carried out the attack using work tools at his disposal.