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Arab woman tries to stab officer in east Jerusalem
Soldier attacked while guarding police station on Sultan Suleiman Street, sustains light injuries; assailant subdued

An Arab woman attempted to stab a Border Guard officer guarding the entrance to a police station on Sultan Suleiman Street in east Jerusalem Thursday morning.


Police said the officer sustained very light injuries and that the woman (35) was subdued and taken into custody. The officer was evacuated to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in the capital.


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Jerusalem District Police officials said a number of Arab youngsters gathered near the police station after the stabbing attempt. When they refused to clear the area, officers dispersed them using stun grenades. Seven Arabs were detained.


The past few days have seen several violent incidents in which Jewish Israelis were targeted. On Wednesday an explosive device went off in a bus traveling on Shaul Hamelech Street in central Tel Aviv. Twenty-eight people were injured in the terror attack. Three of them sustained moderate to serious wounds. Police suspect the bomb was placed underneath one of the seats in the middle of the bus.


Also on Wednesday, shots were fired near Kibbutz Migdal Oz in the West Bank's Gush Etzion region. There were no reports of injury.


On Tuesday a woman was severely injured from stones thrown at her vehicle as she was travelling near Beitar Illit. Her condition remains serious but stable.


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