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Palestinian woman allegedly attempts to stab Border Police officer in Hebron

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

View of the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron, on December 30, 2019. (Gershon Elinson/Flash90)
View of the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron, on December 30, 2019. (Gershon Elinson/Flash90)

A Palestinian woman is shot dead by Israeli soldiers after allegedly attempting to carry out a stabbing attack near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, police say.

According to the Rescuers Without Borders emergency service, one Border Police officer is lightly hurt.

Footage from the scene shows the alleged assailant lying on the ground near the officers.

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