Prosecutors on Wednesday filed an indictment against a 16-year-old Palestinian girl from East Jerusalem, for attempted murder and possession of a knife, for allegedly trying to stab Border Police officers in the capital last week.

According to the indictment, on February 9, the girl took a kitchen knife and made her way to the Damascus Gate at the entrance to the Old City intending to stab members of the security forces there.

The officers became suspicious of her presence and asked to search her bag, and the teenager pulled out a knife “and tried to stab the policemen,” police said.

The police were able to repel the attack and place the teen under arrest.

Prosecutors asked for her to be remanded until the end of legal proceedings against her.

Also on February 9, another Palestinian teenage girl armed with a knife was detained outside the West Bank settlement of Carmei Tzur. The girl, said to be around 13, was arrested by the security guard at the entrance of the settlement in the Etzion bloc.