A feminine Palestinian assailant tried to commit a car-ramming and stabbing assault Wednesday within the central West Financial institution earlier than being shot, the Israel Protection Forces stated in an announcement. She was reportedly killed.
The incident occurred close to the Palestinian city of Hizme, northeast of Jerusalem.
“A terrorist tried to ram troopers close to Hizme after which tried to hold out a stabbing,” the IDF stated in an announcement.
The army famous that there have been no Israeli casualties and that the attacker had been “neutralized.”
The Palestinian Authority well being ministry stated the girl died of her wounds.
Official Palestinian Authority information company WAFA recognized the girl as Mai Afaneh, 29, from the city of Abu Dis, which is east of Jerusalem.
Studies stated Afaneh had written on Fb hours earlier than the assault: “I don’t have a lot time left in life.”
Images from the scene of the suspected tried ramming and stabbing assault close to Hizma within the West Financial institution pic.twitter.com/lvi9hWbtPe
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The incident occurred amid more and more frequent assaults within the West Financial institution.
On Saturday, a Palestinian girl was shot dead after she ran at guards manning a West Financial institution crossing brandishing a knife and ignored a number of calls to halt, police stated on the time.
The day earlier than that, a Palestinian teen was killed throughout clashes with Israel Protection Pressure troopers within the northern West Financial institution.
Final Thursday, two officers within the Palestinian Authority’s safety service were shot dead in an trade of fireplace with Israeli forces working within the northern West Financial institution. A 3rd Palestinian, a suspected member of the Islamic Jihad terror group who was the goal of an Israeli arrest operation, was additionally killed within the firefight. Studies indicated two Palestinian Army Intelligence officers on guard obligation observed the arrest operation going down, with the undercover Israeli forces working out of a civilian automobile, and selected to interact, doubtless not realizing that it was an Israeli raid.
Emanuel Fabian contributed to this report.