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Group: Israel accuses Hebron woman of trying to stab soldier

Oct. 24, 2013 4:19 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 26, 2013 11:47 A.M.)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli military forces have accused a 20-year-old woman detained in Hebron on Tuesday of attempting to stab an Israeli soldiers, a lawyer said Thursday.

Jad al-Qadmani, from the Palestinian Prisoners Society, told Ma'an that Muntaha Saleh Ahmad Lahaleh was detained in Beit Ummar this week while returning home from work at a nursery.

Israeli forces stopped the car she was traveling in a at a temporary checkpoint and searched her in a provocative manner, her father said.

Muntaha then slapped one of the soldiers in the face and was detained by other soldiers and taken to Kiryat Arba detention center before being transferred to an interrogation center.

Al-Qadmani, who visited Muntaha, said Israeli forces are accusing her of attempting to stab and soldier and planted sharp tools in her bag.

Israeli interrogators have been verbally abusive towards her, he added.

The Palestinian Authority liaison office said it was working to release Muntaha.
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