Female terrorist nabbed on way to attack

Israeli security forces capture Arab woman near Tomb of the Patriarchs.

Kobi Finkler ,

Knives found
Knives found
Courtesy of Israel Police

Security forces foiled an attempted terror attack Tuesday afternoon in Hevron.

The suspect, an Arab woman armed with two knives, was nabbed near the Tomb of the Patriarchs while on her way to carry out a stabbing attack.

When the terrorist reached a security checkpoint outside of the Tomb, her behavior aroused the suspicions of Border Police officers guarding the area.

Officers operating the checkpoint ordered the terrorist to empty her purse. After she drew two knives from the purse, Border Police officers managed to capture her with no injuries.

According to the initial investigation, the terrorist had intended to carry out a stabbing attack in the area.

The attempted attack comes a day after a Palestinian Authority security officer opened fire on Israeli soldiers outside of Beit El, north of Jerusalem.

Three soldiers were wounded, one seriously, from the shooting, while the terrorist was eliminated in the subsequent firefight.