|The scene of today's attack [Ma'an News Agency]|
A Palestinian woman approached a military outpost in the West Bank Thursday and attempted to stab a group of soldiers. The troops opened fire and shot her dead, the army said. According to the Israel Defense Forces, the woman tried to attack the soldiers who were stationed at a pillbox-style guard post near the Einav settlement, northwest of the Palestinian city of Nablus. Forces at the scene “responded to the immediate threat by shooting the attacker and killing her,” the IDF said in a statement. No Israeli soldiers were injured... [T]he IDF was still investigating the incident to determine what exactly happened, a spokesperson said.Ynet reported the attack around 1:00 pm today. The Einav community, home to about 800 people, is located on Route 57 in the Samaria (Shomron) district between the communities of Avnei Hefetz and Shavei Shomron. It has appeared in previous posts of ours, and not - unfortunately - for its very pleasant location and high quality of life:
- 01-Dec-15: Tuesday's Arab-on-Israeli violence continued
- 01-Oct-15: Thursday morning stabbing attack thwarted
- 3-Dec-12 [UPDATED]: Ax-wielding Palestinian Arab is stopped by Israeli soldiers this morning
shot and killed at an Israeli army checkpoint in the northern occupied West Bank on Thursday afternoon, after allegedly attempting to stab a soldier.At Ma'an, their English-language reports rarely get past this focus on allegedly. Not so in their Arabic-language editions, where the dead woman is already being termed a "martyr". [For background to this European-funded process of glorifying the terrorists, Ma'an-style, see "26-Dec-14: The ongoing search for Arabic-language outrage at the men with the meat-cleavers and knives"]
On the basis of past experience, we will not be surprised if today's knife-woman is a child or a very young woman.
UPDATE Thursday June 2, 2016 at 7:15 pm: Not a child and not a very young woman by the standards of Palestinian Arab stabbers. Ma'an says the woman who attacked Israeli security personnel today and died in the trying is "25-year-old Ansar Hussam Harasha. Harasha... reportedly a married mother of two."