Border Police say they thwarted Hebron stabbing

Security forces capture 17-year-old female with large kitchen knife near Tomb of the Patriarchs

A knife found in the bag of a 17-year-old Palestinian girl in Hebron, May 30, 2017 (Israel Police)
A knife found in the bag of a 17-year-old Palestinian girl in Hebron, May 30, 2017 (Israel Police)

A 17-year-old Palestinian was detained in Hebron Tuesday after being caught with a large kitchen knife in her bag.

The girl attempted to resist security forces and had to be fought to submission.

Border Police said they believed the teen intended to carry out a stabbing attack against officers or against Jewish worshipers in the nearby Tomb of the Patriarchs.

Earlier Tuesday prosecutors said they would file indictments against two East Jerusalem teenagers who were arrested by police last week near a guard post in the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood with a backpack full of firebombs and ingredients to make more, police said.

On Sunday the Shin Bet domestic security agency said it had arrested a number of Palestinian men — including three members of the
PA security forces — suspected of being behind a recent shooting attack on IDF troops in the West Bank.

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