Qalandiya crossing

A female Palestinian terrorist, on a suicide mission, stabbed and wounded an Israeli female soldier at the Qalandiya checkpoint.

A Palestinian terrorist stabbed and wounded an Israeli female soldier at the Qalandiya checkpoint, just north of Jerusalem, on Monday morning.

The victim, 28, who sustained light wounds to her upper body, was taken to a Jerusalem hospital for treatment.

The terrorist, also a female, was overpowered and detained by other Israeli forces on site.

Police said that the terrorist approached the Israeli forces, appearing to have a question, and at some point drew a knife from her bag and stabbed the soldier.

The Shin Bet (Israel’s Security Agency) identified the terrorist as Asya Kabane, a 41-year-old mother of nine, from Duma in the Shechem (Nablus) area.

Kabane revealed during questioning that Sunday night she had a fight with her husband, who had threatened to banish her to her family in Jordan. She then decided to commit a terror attack, hoping to be shot and killed. Her act was suicidal, she told the Shin Bet. In her words, she was fed up with her life.

The Qalandiya crossing has been the site of numerous Palestinian terror attacks over the past year.

The role of female Palestinian terrorists has grown markedly in the most recent wave of terror attacks.

Monday’s stabbing occurred just hours after a Palestinian terrorist stabbed and wounded four Israelis in Tel Aviv.

These attacks are the latest in a long series of Palestinian terror attacks, which have plagued Israelis over the course of more than a year, claiming the lives of 47 victims and wounding over 650.

By: United with Israel Staff

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Source: United with Israel