Troops Detain Palestinian Woman in West Bank Stabbing Attempt

Soldiers restrained the assailant and took her for questioning. A female soldier is lightly wounded in the incident at a northern West Bank crossing, the military says.

Israeli security forces search a Palestinian woman at a checkpoint in the West bank city of Bethlehem, June 10, 2016.
Nasser Shiyoukhi, AP

A Palestinian woman attempted to stab troops on Sunday at a crossing in the northern West Bank, the Israeli army said.

The woman got out of her car at the Shaked checkpoint, located near Jenin, and attempted to stab soldiers who restrained and arrested her, an initial report said.

A woman soldier was lightly wounded in the incident, the military said, adding that the forces did not open fire at the suspected assailant.