A preliminary review found that the perpetrator approached the checkpoint and set off the metal detector, raising the troops’ suspicion.
(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman’s Office)
On Tuesday morning (22 September), hours before the start of Yom Kippur, an attack was thwarted when a Palestinian attempted to stab an IDF soldier at a military position in Hebron
A preliminary review conducted later that day found that the perpetrator approached the checkpoint and set off the metal detector, raising the troops’ suspicion.
Forces at the scene asked the perpetrator to stop, at which point she approached the forces, disregarding the instructions and raising further suspicion. The forces called for her to halt, but she ignored their call and she continued moving while pulling out a knife.
At this point, the forces fired at the ground, then at her lower extremities in attempts to stop her advancement. The perpetrator continued, and at this point – recognizing a clear and present danger to their safety – the forces fired towards her. She was treated at the scene.
Note: Media reports – which identified the woman as 18-year-old Hadeel al-Hashlamon – said that she was then evacuated for treatment at an Israeli hospital and that her father reported that she later died of her wounds.a