Terrorist Who Attempted to Stab Security Personnel Dies

YERUSHALAYIM -
The knife used in the attack on Wednesday morning at the Kalandiya checkpoint. (Police Spokesman)

A terrorist who attempted to attack security personnel at the Kalandiya crossing Wednesday morning is dead, after personnel shot her to prevent her from conducting a stabbing spree. The terrorist was wounded in the incident, and later died of her wounds in the hospital. There were no injuries to security personnel.

The terrorist approached the checkpoint, running towards security personnel with her knife showing. Personnel called for her to stop but she continued to run towards them. She was stopped by shots fired at her midsection by soldiers.

IDF soldiers overnight Tuesday discovered and dismantled weapons caches that were stored in houses in villages in the Chevron area. Weapons and associated materials, including Carlo submachine guns and ammunition, were removed. The residents of the house were arrested and questioned on the source of the weapons.

In a statement, security officials said that such weapons were used in terror attacks as well as for criminal activity, and that security forces were determined to seize all weapons that were being held illegally by all people, in order to better protect Israelis and residents of Palestinian Authority-controlled areas, who are also under threat by terrorists and criminals.

Overnight Tuesday, security officials said they arrested 18 wanted security suspects in other areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.