Israeli security forces arrested a Palestinian teen after she apparently approached soldiers at a checkpoint with a knife Thursday evening.
The incident, at the Qalandiya checkpoint just north of Jerusalem, came amid a spate of attacks by knife-wielding Palestinians over the last several weeks.
The teenage girl, from the West Bank town of Beit Duku, was arrested as she approached a group of border policemen at the checkpoint armed with a knife, according to a report on Israel’s Channel 2 news.
The policemen, who became suspicious of her as she approached them, spotted the knife and fired a warning shot into the air before restraining and taking her into custody.
A video of the arrest showed the girl in a standoff with police, before one appears to Tase or pepper spray her and wrestle her to the ground.
Palestinian news agency Ma’an news identified the girl as 14-year-old- Yathrib Salah Rayyan. It said she was shot at twice by IDF soldiers.
An IDF spokesperson denied the suspect was shot at or injured in the incident.
The incident came one day after two Israelis were moderately injured in a terror attack by a knife-wielding Palestinian at a Rami Levy supermarket chain in Mishor Adumim near Jerusalem.