Friday, July 01, 2016

01-Jul-16: A Friday morning stabbing attack in Hebron is thwarted

From Menachem Kuchar's online album of copyrighted
and stunning Tomb of the Patriarchs images [Source]
From Ynet:
A female terrorist attempted to carry out a stabbing attack in Hebron on Friday morning when she produced a knife at one of the entrances to the Cave of the Patriarchs during a routine security check. Israel Border Police soldiers shot and neutralized the terrorist. No Israeli injuries were reported.
At Haaretz, they offer this news flash:
Initial report: Attempted stabbing attack in Hebron, assailant shot
Not much more from the Twitter account of the official spokesperson at Israel Police
Female Palestinian terrorist attempted to stab border policeman at Cave of Patriarchs, Hebron. Officer responds by shooting terrorist. [Posted about 10:00 am Friday morning]
Is she alive? We don't know.

Ma'an News Agency ["Palestinian woman in 'critical condition' after being shot by Israeli police in Hebron"] is allegedly saying that
Israeli forces Friday shot and "neutralized" a Palestinian woman who allegedly attempted to carry out a stabbing attack near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the Old City of the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, according to an Israeli police spokesperson.
The attacker's knife [Source]
(A few minutes after we posted that Ma'an article, they allegedly changed it to say she's dead. Allegedly.)

Arab-on-Israeli knifing attacks on worshipers and security personnel at the sacred and ancient Tomb of the Patriarchs are no longer a rarity.

UPDATE July 01, 2016 at 2:30 pm:

Keeping that last paragraph in mind, no one should be surprised by a flash from Israel National News posted at 12:30 pm this afternoon:
15-year-old Arab girl was arrested near the Cave of the Patriarchs after she aroused the suspicions of a Border Policeman. Upon searching her a knife was found in her bag.
And this.

Over at Ynet, they have the identity of the knife-woman whose attack on Israelis, thwarted this morning at the Tomb of the Patriarchs, ended in her death. They say she is Sara Hajaj, 27, from Hebron but previously from Bani Na'im. That's the hamlet from which the now-deceased young thug who broke into the home of 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel on Thursday morning and slashed her to death as she slept, came from too.

It turns out too that, according to Ynet, the maiden name of this morning's now-dead female attacker is the same as the surname of yesterday's killer. This, in the way of the Palestinian Arabs, indicates they belong to the same clan. A study of the demographics of Bani Na'im (here) names seven clans to which most of its residents belong. One of those, Trayrah, is the clan of yesterday's murderer and today's attempted murderer.

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