According to security forces, a Palestinian woman “came to the border police checkpoint in Hebron to stab an officer” and was “slightly injured”.
A Palestinian woman was stabbed to death by Israeli security forces Sunday in the center of Hebron, a large city in the south-occupied West Bank, a police spokesman said.
Near a sacred place
A Palestinian woman “came to a border police checkpoint to stab an officer” and was “slightly injured,” police said in a brief statement to reporters.
When contacted by AFP, Border Police spokesman Tamir Pero said the attacker had been shot dead. The incident took place near the patriotic cave, also known as the Ibrahimi Mosque, a holy site for both Judaism and Islam.
The city of Hebron, home to nearly 1,000 Jewish settlers, is a dustbin under heavy military protection among 200,000 Palestinians.
Earlier on Sunday, a Palestinian woman was shot dead by soldiers as she marched “suspiciously” on Israeli troops near Bethlehem on the occupied West Bank.
The incidents come as a Palestinian man from the Jenin refugee camp is on a rampage in Israeli-occupied northwestern coast following an attack in Tel Aviv on Thursday night that killed three people.
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