Palestinian woman killed during attempt to stab police officers

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian woman who allegedly attempted to stab Border Police officers in the Old City of Jerusalem was shot and killed during the attack.

The assailant took a knife out of her bag and attempted to stab the officers on Tuesday morning on Hagai Street, which leads from the Damascus Gate to the Western Wall, according to police.

The woman carried a national identity card identifying her as a 51-year-old resident of eastern Jerusalem. The Palestinian Maan news agency identified her as Fadwa Ahmad Imteir, the mother of three, from the Um Tuba neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem.

None of the officers were hurt in the attempted attack.

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The street where the attack occurred is the same place where Aharon Bennett, 22, and Rabbi Nechamia Lavi, 41, a rabbi at the Ateret Cohanim Yeshiva in the Old City and a father of seven, were killed in October.

Also on Tuesday morning, police arrested a Palestinian woman at a Jerusalem checkpoint after seeing a large knife in her bag as it passed through security’s X-ray machine. She told police that she planned to carry out a stabbing attack.

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