14-Year-Old Palestinian Girl Arrested For Stabbing Attack On Israeli Woman In Jerusalem: Police

JERUSALEM, The Israeli police said, it arrested a 14-year-old Palestinian girl, who carried out a stabbing attack in East Jerusalem, yesterday.

The police said in a statement that, the minor is suspected of stabbing a 26-year-old Israeli woman, who was walking with her children, using a 30-cm-long knife.

The woman sustained light injuries and needed hospital care, according to a statement issued by the Hadassah Hospital, where she has been treated.

The girl was arrested and questioned about an hour, after the incident, inside a nearby high school, the police said.

The attack took place in Sheikh Jarrah, a Palestinian neighbourhood in East Jerusalem, where the planned eviction of several Palestinian families from their homes, to make room for Israeli settlers, sparks frequent protests and clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli police.

This was the latest in a string of lone-wolf Palestinian attacks, against Israeli armed forces and settlers. On Monday, a 16-year-old Palestinian boy, rammed his car into an Israeli checkpoint, in the occupied West Bank, injuring a security guard, before he was shot dead by Israeli forces.

On Saturday, a 23-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank, stabbed and wounded an Israeli civilian outside East Jerusalem’s Old City. The young man was shot dead by police officers.

Israel captured the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in the 1967 Middle East war, and has been controlling it ever since, despite international criticism.

Source: Nam News Network