Woman Tries to Stab 2 Soldiers

Gitit, Jerusalem - Dressed in a light tunic and jeans a young female Palestinian assailant attempted to stab two soldiers and a civilian on Tuesday evening. A video of the attack was posted on YouTube. It was shot from a vehicle that passed the site of the attack, a bus stop at the Gitai Avisar junction near the West Bank city of Ariel. The young woman held her hand up and clenched a knife. She walked slowly in the direction of two soldiers who had their rifles drawn. As she moved forward, one step at time, they walked backward. She moved closer to them and seemed almost about to lunge at them, when they shot her. The woman fell to the ground, in the middle of the bus stop, and then rolled for a second on the pavement. No one else was wounded. The attacker was transferred to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva, where she was in serious but stable condition.

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