Attempted Stabbing Attack by Palestinian Woman Thwarted in Jerusalem

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The Jerusalem Post reports: An unidentified Palestinian woman who threatened Border Police officers with a knife at the entrance to the Old City’s Damascus Gate was shot Sunday by her would-be victims. None of the officers were wounded. The attempted attack took place shortly before 7 p.m., according to police.

“The female terrorist approached Border Police officers who were on patrol at Damascus Gate, waved a knife in the air at the officers, and the terrorist was shot and critically injured,” said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.

“The area was immediately cordoned off and security heightened as we look into the identity of the terrorist and where she came from,” he added. The Damascus Gate remains a volatile area nearly one year after multiple attacks took place there at the height of the so-called “stabbing intifada.”

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