Police are investigating where the suspect came from. Security has been beefed up in the area.
An Arab female terrorist attempted to stab Israeli security personnel at the A-Zaim checkpoint in Judea on Wednesday. The checkpoint is located at the southern entrance to Jerusalem.
Security forces responded quickly, shooting and killing the terrorist.
No Israelis were wounded in the attack.
Jerusalem’s District Police Commander Yoram Halevi arrived at the scene of the attack and briefed the press on the details.
The terrorist was a 16-year-old student from Ramallah, Halevi said. She took a cab to the checkpoint from that city. When she met the border guards at the checkpoint she drew her knife and attempted to stab them.
In video footage, the attacker can be seen wearing a burka and walking toward the busy checkpoint. When she lunges at the border police, she is fired upon. Police are investigating her motives.
Last night, IDF soldiers, Israeli Border Police and Israeli Security Agency forces detained 18 suspected terrorists suspected of involvement in terrorist activities in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip.
During a search for illegal weapons, the IDF seized a pistol in the village of a-Ras in the Etzion area. The gun was handed over to the security forces.