Palestinian Woman Attempts To Stab Security Guard


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The footage below shows the moment a Palestinian woman lunges at an Israeli security guard with a knife in broad daylight. 

The attack took place at the entrance to the West Bank settlement of Beitar Illit, south of Jerusalem.

The woman casually strolls up and starts talking to the guard about her papers and identification.

As the guard flicks through the papers, she swiftly pulls a knife out of her bag and takes a huge swing at him.

The woman was then shot in the street and taken to Hadassah University Medical Centre.

The guard managed to escape with only minor injuries.

In a separate incident, border police shot and killed a Palestinian who rammed his car into a group at a hitchhiking station (also in West Bank, south Jerusalem).

Since violence broke out in September between the neighbouring communities 11 Israelies have been killed, most of them from stabbings, while 74 Palestinians have been killed.

Israel have blamed the violence on the actions of Palestinian political and religious leaders. Palestinians put it down to a lack of hope for gaining independence after years of failed peace efforts.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with US President Barack Obama tomorrow to discuss the uprising as well as the Iranian nuclear deal.