Photo Credit: Hadas Parush / Flash 90
Muslim Palestinian Authority women cross the Qalandiya checkpoint, outside of the city of Ramallah, on June 23, 2017,

Israeli Border Guard Police thwarted a terrorist Wednesday who was aiming to carry out an attack in Jerusalem.

The police stopped the terrorist at the Qalandiya crossing, located on the northern outskirts of the capital.

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The would-be attacker, an 18-year-old Arab female, tried initially to make her way through the crossing but was turned away by the Border Guard police.

She soon returned, this time attempting to obtain passage with her little sister’s papers.

Upon being rejected, however, she attacked the Israeli officers and tried to physically force her way through — at which point she was arrested and taken into custody.

During questioning she confessed that she had planning to carry out a terrorist attack in the city of Jerusalem.

An Israel spokesperson pointed out that it is IDF soldiers and Israeli Border Guard and other police who are protecting the city residents with their own bodies, literally as human shields, in preventing terrorists from entering the city by guarding the crossings.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.
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