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The Qalandiya checkpoint

One Israeli Border Guard Police officer was hurt Tuesday when a Palestinian Authority terrorist tried to stab him with a screwdriver in an attack at the Qalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem.

The attacker was a 51-year-old resident of the city of Shechem (Nablus) in Samaria, who approached the security checkpoint without authorization.

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The suspect, who arrived on foot, did not have a permit to enter the State of Israel, police said. As a result, he was denied entry.

When forces blocked him from entering, the suspect pulled out a screwdriver and tried to stab one of the security guards, who suffered a mild injury to the neck, according to the Hebrew-language Walla! News site.

Jerusalem Police said the attacker was neutralized by Israeli forces on scene. He was mildly injured during the process. He was taken into custody and transferred to security forces for questioning.

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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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