Female terrorist shot dead in stabbing attempt

Terrorist attempts stabbing at Samaria's Eliyahu Crossing, same location as yesterday's stabbing; suicide note found on her.

Ari Yashar, | updated: 09:59

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Eliyahu Crossing
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A female Arab terrorist was neutralized on Monday morning while attempting to conduct a stabbing attack at Eliyahu Crossing on Highway 55, between the towns of Alfei Menashe and Karnei Shomron in Samaria.

She had approached the crossing with a drawn knife, and after she ignored numerous calls by security personnel for her to stop they were forced to open fire, killing her immediately.

The crossing was closed to all traffic as a result of the attack attempt, before being reopened just over 30 minutes later.

A suicide note was later found on the body of the female terrorist, bringing to mind the case of an Arab woman who threatened soldiers with a knife in Afula last month and later claimed she attempted to commit suicide.

The attacker was later identified by Palestinian Authority police as 23-year-old Rasha Uweisseh from Qalqilya.

Monday morning's attack comes after an intense Sunday, in which no less than three high-profile attacks were conducted or attempted - one of which happened at the very same location as today's attempt.

In the last of the three attacks Sunday, a 48-year-old man was stabbed while driving on Highway 55 near Alfei Menashe just after passing Eliyahu Crossing.

The day's attacks started on Sunday morning, when an Arab terrorist rammed his car into a popular hitchhiking and bus post at Tapuach Junction along Route 60, wounding four people in their twenties, including a pregnant woman.

Then hours later, 23-year-old terrorist Halva Alian stabbed a security guard outside the gate to Beitar Illit, outside Gush Etzion.

In the current wave of Arab terror that began at the start of October, no less than 12 Israelis have been murdered, and 21 have been severely wounded.


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