Palestinian girl, 16, shot dead while trying to stab Israeli security
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Palestinian girl, 16, shot dead while trying to stab Israeli security

Palestinian media identified the teen as being Samah Zuheir Mubarak of Ramallah

Israeli security forces in Jerusalem's Old City after a stabbing attack in which three people were injured and the assailant was shot by Israeli police, in April, 2017.

 Credit:  JINIPIX
Israeli security forces in Jerusalem's Old City after a stabbing attack in which three people were injured and the assailant was shot by Israeli police, in April, 2017. Credit: JINIPIX

A 16-year-old Palestinian girl was shot and killed by Israeli security forces during an attempted stabbing attack at an Israeli checkpoint east of Jerusalem.

The teen was identified by Palestinian media as Samah Zuheir Mubarak of Ramallah. Mubarak was brandishing a knife when she approached the road that leads to the Maale Adumim settlement, according to the Israel Police, and was shot when she attempted to stab a security guard at the checkpoint.

“A quick response by other security forces who responded to the attack led to neutralising the terrorist without injuries to the security forces,” the police said.

The checkpoint was temporarily closed following the attack.

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