Palestinian woman stabs Israeli soldier in West Bank

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-24 15:29:34|Editor: Tian Shaohui
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JERUSALEM, April 24 (Xinhua) -- A Palestinian woman stabbed and lightly injured a woman soldier at West Bank checkpoint, a day after a knife-wielding Palestinian teen injured four in Tel Aviv, police said Monday.

The incident took place at the Kalandia checkpoint, east of Jerusalem, at around 7 in the morning (around 4 am GMT.)

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri identified the suspect as a 39-year-old woman from the area of Ramallah city.

According to a police statement, the suspect waited for a security check at the Kalandia checkpoint. She approached a soldier, saying she wants to ask her something. She then pulled a knife out of her bag and stabbed the soldier.

The police released a photo a large kitchen knife that used in the attack,

"She was arrested and taken for interrogation," Samri said.

Israel's emergency medical service said the soldier sustained light wounds to her upper torso.

The incident was the latest in a wave of violence that has claimed the lives of at least 241 Palestinians, 41 Israelis, two U.S. nationals, a British tourist, and two African asylum seekers since September 2015.

On Sunday, an 18-year-old resident of Nablus city in the central West Bank stabbed four Israelis near Tel Aviv's promenade.

Israel accuses the Palestinian National Authority of "inciting" the unrest. The Palestinians say it is the result of 50 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, home to more than 5 million Palestinians.