A stabbing attack by a 16-year-old masked female Arab terrorist was prevented on Thursday evening by alert Border Patrol officers at the Kalandiya Checkpoint in northern Jerusalem.
The female terrorist from Beit Duku, located adjacent to Ramallah in Samaria, approached the checkpoint armed with a knife during ongoing Arab riots at the site, and raised the suspicions of the officers with her slow movements advancing to the checkpoint.
After spotting the knife, and as she shouted cries of jihad, the officers followed protocol and fired in the air, succeeding in separating her from the weapon before arresting her and taking her in to investigation by security forces.
In investigation she said she had come to the checkpoint to "murder Jews."
The stabbing attempt comes after a female Arab terrorist stabbed a Jew in Gush Etzion Junction in Judea on Monday, wounding him lightly before trying to flee and being shot by IDF soldiers who wounded her critically.
The terrorist was identified as 22-year-old Amal Fahri Takatka from Beit Fajjar to the south of Bethlehem. She is identified with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction and had been arrested and spent time in an Israeli jail in the past.
According to the Palestinian Arab Al-Quds news source Takatka had spent a year in jail previously for stabbing an IDF soldier in exactly the same location.
The terrorist's victim, Josh Yehoshua Lorech, explained afterwards how she had caught him by surprise in approaching from behind and stabbing him in the shoulder and neck area as he spoke to someone in a car.
"I didn't feel that it was a knife, it felt more like a 'dry' (unarmed) blow. It's unbelievable, it's simply a miracle. It was simply a miracle, may G-d's name be praised," Lorech said.
Then on Wednesday a stabbing attack took place in a Rami Levy supermarket in Mishor Adumim, to the east of Jerusalem. The 16-year-old Arab terrorist stabbed two Jews in their 50s as they were shopping, moderately wounding them. Police apparently suspect he had help from an Arab employee at the store.