A Palestinian teen was arrested in the southern West Bank city of Hebron Sunday after threatening Border Police officers with a knife and a screwdriver.
The 17-year-old girl approached a police checkpoint at the city’s Tomb of the Patriarchs holy site carrying a backpack.
According to police, as she was undergoing a routine security check, she pulled out a knife and cried out, “You deserve to die, I came here to become a martyr.”
Officers drew back and pointed their firearms at her, at which point she dropped the knife, a police statement said.
When additional officers arrived to arrest the teen, she pulled out a screwdriver and again threatened to stab them.
The officers were able to subdue the would-be assailant without injury and without opening fire, police said.
She was taken for questioning by the security forces.