|The woman's handbag and its contents after they were seized|
this morning by alert Israeli security personnel
Security forces foiled an attempted terror attack Tuesday afternoon in Hevron. The suspect, an Arab woman armed with two knives, was nabbed near the Tomb of the Patriarchs while on her way to carry out a stabbing attack. When the terrorist reached a security checkpoint outside of the Tomb, her behavior aroused the suspicions of Border Police officers guarding the area. Officers operating the checkpoint ordered the terrorist to empty her purse. After she drew two knives from the purse, Border Police officers managed to capture her with no injuries. According to the initial investigation, the terrorist had intended to carry out a stabbing attack in the area... ["Female terrorist nabbed on way to attack", today]Reports of the attack started to appear around 12:30 pm today, The knives and the other items on her person made it onto social media very shortly after. Ma'an News Agency's Arabic edition identifies the attacker as "the girl Sabah Abdul Muti Abu Something" (not clear to us), age 30 years. The English-language version of Ma'an's report, even more self-parodying than usual, describes how
she "allegedly had knives in her possession" and includes a photograph of them, as a result of which she was "allegedly detained".
One of the extremist groups advocating for the Palestinian Arab cause says [here] the thwarted assailant is the mother of four children aged 10, 8, 4 and 1.