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Palestinian woman stabs Israeli soldier at Bethlehem checkpoint

June 29, 2015 11:45 A.M. (Updated: June 29, 2015 10:57 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian woman stabbed a female Israeli soldier at a military checkpoint in Bethlehem on Monday, Israel's army said.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said that the soldier was in a "moderate" condition after being stabbed by a Palestinian woman at the 300 checkpoint in northern Bethlehem.

The suspect was arrested and is being questioned, she added.

The soldier was taken to the Hadassah hospital in Ein Karem to be treated for neck wounds.

Meanwhile, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said on his Twitter feed: "Female Arab terrorist stabbed female soldier at Rachel's crossing (near Bethlehem). Soldier injured lightly. Terrorist captured. Area closed."

The 300 checkpoint was closed completely through Monday for pedestrians and vehicles, with large numbers of people waiting to cross through in both directions.

Witnesses said that Israeli forces raided the suspect's home in Ish Ghurab, Beit Sahour following the incident.

The reported stabbing is the most recent in a spate of attacks by Palestinians on Israel's military in the occupied Palestinian territories.

On June 21, a Palestinian stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli border policeman at Damascus Gate outside East Jerusalem's Old City before the officer shot the Palestinian, critically injuring him.

On Friday Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian at a checkpoint in the Jordan Valley who they alleged was attempting to attack them.
Tobias / USA
Checkpoints Should Become Simply Impassable !!
29/06/2015 17:25
some one / some where
men could not win now is women show then give your kids knif and instead of send him to school then continue the show
29/06/2015 21:43
Kev / USA
Tobias the birdbrain. Read some real news.
30/06/2015 20:55
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