'I came here to die'

13-year old female terrorist shot as she charged security guards near Jewish town in Samaria.

David Rosenberg , | updated: 09:53

Eliyahu checkpoint
Eliyahu checkpoint
United Hatzalah

A teenage girl was shot and lightly wounded Wednesday morning after she charged security guards near the town of Alfei Menashe in western Samaria.

The suspect, who ignored repeated orders to halt as she approached a checkpoint, was shot and neutralized as she appeared to be reaching for a weapon.

Initial reports indicate the suspect is a 13-year old girl who arrived at the Eliyahu checkpoint on foot, carrying a concealed knife. The Eliyahu checkpoint is a cars-only crossing and pedestrians are prohibited from walking through it.

When she arrived at the checkpoint, security guards ordered her to halt, but the suspect charged the guards, who fired warning shots in the air and demanded she stop immediately.

As the attacker approached them and began to reach into her shirt in a suspicious manner, the guards shot her in the legs, neutralizing her.

After her capture, the girl reportedly told security forces that she had planned on being killed during the attack. "I came to die," she said. In the past, Arab girls and women have perpetrated terror attacks to avoid honor killings.

The incident is the latest in a string of stabbing attacks across the country.

On Sunday, an Arab terrorist infiltrated the town of Efrat, south of Jerusalem, and stabbed an army reservist.

A day later, a Jerusalem Arab stabbed two Israeli police officers near Herod's Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Two more attacks on Monday were foiled in the Hevron area, with a third attempt made on Tuesday.



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