A female Palestinian teen was arrested on Monday by Israeli security forces at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City while she was apparently on her way to commit a stabbing attack.
Police forces securing the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City, the site of multiple Palestinian terrorist attacks, the most recent of which occurred Sunday night, noticed the teen who aroused their suspicion because she had her hand in her pocket.
When they stopped her and asked her to take her hand out of her pocket she extracted a large knife, at which point the security forces overpowered and arrested her.
A search of her bag revealed she was carrying another knife.
Police say she is a 15-year-old resident of Jerusalem. She was taken in for further questioning.
Just hours earlier, police forces at the Damascus Gate shot and killed two Palestinian terrorists who fired at them with improvised automatic weapons. One of the terrorists was a Palestinian policeman.
Jerusalem District’s Deputy Commander said that the accumulating attacks are “only increasing the forces’ willingness and fighting spirit. We have the durability and we will continue with our steadfast defense of our residents, as long as it takes.”
The recent Palestinian wave of violence is marked by an increased female role, with several teenager females driven to mostly suicidal attacks by incessant incitement by the Palestinian leadership.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has recently claimed that these attacks are driven by Palestinian desperation over the so-called Israeli occupation. But teens who commit such attacks at this age are not despaired, rather, they are brainwashed by the Palestinian media and educational system, which promotes a culture of death and destruction that is driving an entire generation of Palestinians towards self-destruction.
These incidents were the latest in a long series of almost daily Palestinian terror attacks, which have plagued Israelis over the course of the past five months, claiming the lives of 30 victims and wounding over 300.