Two attempted stabbings thwarted this morning

16-year-old girl attacks Border Police near Damascus Gate. IDF apprehends 2nd female attacker near Karmei Tzur.

Uzi Baruch ,

Damascus Gate
Damascus Gate
Hezki Ezra

A 16-year-old terrorist attempted to carry out a stabbing attack at Jerusalem's Damascus Gate this morning (Tuesday). Security forces successfully neutralized her before she was able to harm anyone.

Police say that a team of Border Police noticed the girl acting suspiciously. When they asked to check her bag, she pulled out a knife and tried to stab the officers. They quickly responded and were able to overpower her.

The terrorist has been taken for questioning.

Shortly before the incident, another Arab girl, aged 13, was arrested with a knife by the entrance to the community of Karmei Tzur in Gush Etzion. She has been brought in for questioning to determine whether she was attempting to carry out a terror attack. 

On Sunday, an IDF soldier was stabbed near the Ashkelon central bus station. He was lightly wounded and taken to Barzilai Hospital. The terrorist, an African infiltrator, was shot at the end of a short manhunt and severely wounded.