Palestinian Teen Shot Trying To Infiltrate Settlement With Knife


palestinianEarly Wednesday morning, a Palestinian teen attempted to infiltrate the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar in order to carry out a stabbing attack and was shot and wounded by IDF soldiers.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official,said that Istabraq Ahmad Noor, 15, was shot after she was planning to sneak into the settlement to stab residents there.

The teenage girl is from the village of Madama south of Nablus.

Overnight, Israeli forces received reports of a suspect near the Yizhar settlement before coming to the scene, when they told the teen to halt. She failed to comply and warning shots were fired in the air. She ignored those too.

The teen was “in possession of a knife and a firebomb,” the army spokesperson added.

Stabbing attacks have taken place throughout Israel this month, leaving nine Israelis dead.

{ Israel News Bureau}