Arab Woman Who Tried to Stab Soldier Dies

18-year-old Palestinian Arab woman who was shot after trying to stab a soldier dies at the Shaare Zedek Hospital.

Elad Benari, Canada,

Miriam Alster/Flash 90

A Palestinian Arab woman who was shot on Tuesday morning at an Israeli army checkpoint after trying to stab a soldier died of her wounds on Tuesday afternoon.

The death of the 18-year-old, who was identified as Hadeel al-Hashlamon, was confirmed to AFP by a spokeswoman for the Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem where she was taken.

No Israelis were harmed in the incident, which took place at the Hashoter checkpoint in Hevron.

In another incident just after midnight, the body of a terrorist was found near Beit Haggai, south of Hevron. An initial investigation shows that he was killed while attempting to throw a bomb at a military vehicle.

Security forces had been alerted to the scene when local residents spotted an improvised roadblock on the highway. As they combed the area, they heard an explosion and later found the body of the terrorist. He was apparently killed while trying to deploy the bomb against the soldiers.

Police remain on high alert throughout the Yom Kippur holiday and the Muslim Eid al-Adha which follows, in the wake of recent violence in around Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.

The police announced on Monday evening that the entry of Muslims to the Temple Mount compound will be restricted in the coming days. Only Muslim men aged 40 and older will be permitted to enter the compound, as well as women of all ages.

In addition, the IDF is imposing a general closure on Judea and Samaria and has closed the crossings to Gaza during Yom Kippur.

The closure began on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m., and will be lifted on Wednesday just before midnight, depending on the situation. During the closure, entry into Israel will be permitted in humanitarian cases and medical exceptions only.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Yom Kippur in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)