An Israeli military source claimed on Wednesday that an 18-year-old youth, attempted to stab an Israeli female soldier at a military checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus; the soldier was not hurt.

Another soldier noticed the youth and fired at him, a Palestinian passerby was hit by shrapnel; the child was not hit and was taken into custody.

The passerby received first aid at the scene, and was transferred to a Palestinian hospital in Nablus.

In A separate incident, Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of Fateh movement, claimed responsibility for the stabbing of a female soldier at a military checkpoint near Nablus on Tuesday evening.

The soldier was stabbed in the face by a Palestinian woman. 

The Brigades said that Haifa Hindiyya, 36, a mother of five from Balata refugee camp in Nablus, was attempting to avenge the death of two fighters killed by the army in the West Bank last week.

The Israeli army reported that Hindiyya, who was wearing a long Islamic dress, approached the checkpoint and took a knife out of her handbag before charging the female soldier and stabbing her.

“A second soldier grabbed the knife and threw it to the side”, army source reported, “Hindiyya ran away, soldiers took cover behind a concrete block thinking that the woman might be carrying a bomb, but she picked up the knife and attempted to charge the soldiers again; one of the soldiers opened fire at her”.


A relative of Hindiyya said that the woman was suffering a mental illness, and added that her husband would regularly beat her.

“Her husband used to beat her, yesterday she agreed to return to him after staying with her parents”, a source in Balata refugee camp said, “after returning to him, she left her home and headed to the checkpoint”.