Terrorist Attack Against Israeli Troops Thwarted
(IDF) A female
soldier thwarted a terrorist attack against IDF forces,
around 15.00. The female terrorist, who was armed with a knife,
was stopped at the Harwah Checkpoint, located near the city of
Nablus. When questioned by authorities as to her intentions, the
woman drew the knife she was carrying. The incident ended with
no injuries to both the female terrorist and to the soldiers guarding
the check-post. After an initial investigation by IDF forces, it
was discovered the female terrorist planned on killing an IDF soldier
manning the check-post.
soldier, Corporal Shani Kohen, age 19, is a soldier in the
Tauz battalion, a part of the Military Police. She was the
first to notice the suspicious Palestinian woman. "I told
her not to approach me", she remembered. "I asked
her a few questions and she refused to answer and began approaching
me. She was nervous, shaking and called out to me to come near
her. I understood something was amiss. At that point I told
the security officers to keep an eye on her." The Palestinian
woman then began running towards the troops, drawing the knife.
The Corporal reacted quickly. She directed her weapon, aiming
at the female terrorist. "A Palestinian man, whom we had
been checking before her, began interfering, and positioned
himself between the troops and the Palestinian woman. He then
shouted ‘Don’t hurt her’ and explained to us she was mentally
unwell", she explained.
that moment, I didn’t really digest what had happened. I remembered
the operational training I partook in and quickly implemented
what I had learnt." Shani credits the positive outcome
of this incident to the immense operational training she received. "They
taught us how to operate and behave during incidents such as
this although it is certainly different during the actual event.
You try to do your possible best. I believe that every one
of us could do this just as well."