Palestinian woman shot after attempting to stab guards near Ma’ale Adumim — police
Law enforcement say suspect brandishing knife approached security officers at entrance to West Bank settlement
Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.
A Palestinian woman attempted to stab security guards near the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim on Thursday morning and was shot, police said.
According to police, the woman approached the guards at a checkpoint at the entrance to the settlement city while brandishing a knife “in an attempt to stab them.”
“The security guards fired at her and neutralized her,” police said.
The woman’s condition was not immediately clear.
The alleged attempted attack came as tensions were high across the region.
The Israel Defense Forces conducted airstrikes in the Gaza Strip early Thursday after Palestinians launched rockets at Israel, in an apparent response to a deadly military raid in Nablus a day earlier.
For the past year, the IDF has been conducting near-nightly raids in the West Bank amid a series of Palestinian terror attacks that killed 32 people in 2022, and another 11 since the beginning of the year.
The IDF’s year-long operation has netted more than 2,500 arrests in near-nightly raids. 171 Palestinians were killed in 2022, and another 60 have been killed since the beginning of the year, most of them while carrying out attacks or during clashes with security forces, but some were uninvolved civilians and others were killed under circumstances that are being investigated.