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Palestinian woman pulls scissors on officers, is shot – police

Attacker subdued, moderately wounded when trying to attack border police near settlement of Kfar Adumim; no injuries to security forces

Police at the scene of an incident that saw a Palestinian woman shot by officers after rushing at them with scissors, near the settlement of Mishor Adumim in the West Bank, November 6, 2018 (Israel Police)
Police at the scene of an incident that saw a Palestinian woman shot by officers after rushing at them with scissors, near the settlement of Mishor Adumim in the West Bank, November 6, 2018 (Israel Police)

A Palestinian woman who ran at Border Police officers with a pair of scissors at a West Bank gas station was shot by security forces at the scene, police said Tuesday.

The officers were in the process of carrying out a security check on the woman at the Sonol company gas station near the West Bank settlement of Kfar Adumim, when she “pulled out a sharp object with which she tried to stab the servicemen,” police said in a statement.

They later said the object was scissors.

Security forces opened fire and “neutralized” the woman, the statement said. There were no injuries to Israeli forces.

The woman was moderately wounded and was taken to the nearby Mount Scopus Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem for treatment, police said in a subsequent statement.

A police officer inspects the personal effects, including a knife and scissors, of a woman who was shot while rushing security forces on November 6, 2018, near Mishor Adumim in the West Bank (Israel Police)

Officers were called to the scene after the woman tried to hide in a falafel restaurant at the gas station and refused to leave the premises, the statement said.

She attempted to attack the officers with the scissors when they tried to detain her, and was shot.

Police said officers also found a knife in the woman’s handbag.

She was identified as a 37-year-old resident of the nearby Palestinian town of Yatta.

Kfar Adumim lies close to the Israeli West Bank city of Ma’ale Adumim, east of the capital.

The attack came a day after a Palestinian man attempted to stab an Israeli soldier near the West Bank city of Hebron and was shot by soldiers, according to the military.

The IDF said the attempted stabbing Monday took place at Elias Junction at the entrance to the Kiryat Arba settlement, and said it was investigating the incident.

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