Palestinian stabs Israeli guard, arrested
A Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli guard at a key crossing between the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem today before being arrested, the police said.
Qalandiya: A Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli guard at a key crossing between the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem today before being arrested, the police said.
A police statement said Asia Kaabneh, a 39-year-old mother of nine from the West Bank, stabbed a guard at the Qalandia checkpoint, injuring her lightly.
The guard was taken to hospital while Kaabneh was arrested by other guards.
A separate statement from the Shin Bet Israeli domestic security service said Kaabneh had admitted under interrogation to planning the attack after her husband threatened to divorce her.
A wave of unrest which erupted in October 2015 has claimed the lives of 261 Palestinians, 41 Israelis, two Americans, one Jordanian, an Eritrean, a Sudanese and a Briton, according to an AFP count.
Most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, Israeli authorities say.
Others were shot dead during protests or clashes, while some were killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip.
The violence has greatly subsided in recent months.