Palestinian Stabs Prison Guard on Visit to Brother

By Hamodia Staff


YERUSHALAYIM — A Palestinian woman visiting her brother in an Israeli prison stabbed and lightly wounded a guard on Sunday, according to the Israeli Prison Service. 

The incident occurred as the attacker was passing through a security check the Ramon Prison in southern Israel.

The IPS said that the 23-year-old from Shechem used what apparently was a weapon made from a pair of scissors.

“As soon as the attack was carried out, the guard and another officer engaged, and professionally and with determination took control of the civilian and prevented her from carrying out her intention to harm the staff,” an IPS spokesperson said.

The guard was treated at the scene and did not require hospitalization.

Meanwhile on Sunday, Israeli police disclosed that two Palestinian men were being held in custody for allegedly throwing firebombs at passing buses from a hospital in east Yerushalayim last month, after disguising themselves as patients to gain access to the medical center, The Times of Israel reported.

According to a police statement, the two suspects — a 17-year-old and a 19-year-old from the A-Tur neighborhood — entered Makassed Hospital in wheelchairs on September 7 and threw Molotov cocktails and gas cylinders at passing vehicles. No injuries or damage were reported.

Police arrested the suspects on September 20. With the end of the probe, prosecutors requested that the two, who have been held since, remain in custody until Thursday, with indictments expected in the coming days.

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