Israeli Police: Car-Ramming Foiled at West Bank Checkpoint

Israeli soldiers clear rocks placed by settlers, in an attempt to block the road, next to the site of an attack by a Palestinian, who attempted to stab an Israeli but was shot dead by soldiers at the Hawara checkpoint, south of the city of Nablus, in the occupied West …
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The Times of Israel reports: Police said an East Jerusalem woman tried to carry out a car-ramming attack Tuesday at the flashpoint Qalandiya crossing in the West Bank.

The incident began when the woman, 31, a resident of the Beit Hanina neighborhood, approached the crossing at high speed in her vehicle. Troops opened fire, forcing her to stop. She then emerged from the car, shouting Allahu akbar (God is great).

Guards at the checkpoint subdued and arrested her, police said, adding that she was in possession of a knife.

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