Palestinian stabs Israeli soldier in West Bank – AP
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier Thursday during an arrest of Palestinians who had sneaked past the West Bank separation barrier on their way into Israel, the military said.
The soldier was stabbed in the West Bank alongside the barrier. He suffered light injuries and was evacuated to the hospital, the military said.
Israel says its West Bank separation barrier is meant to prevent Palestinian attackers from entering Israel. Palestinians without Israeli entry permits frequently sneak past the barrier, often looking for work.
Also Thursday, Israel arrested a Palestinian lawmaker from a left-wing militant group for disobeying an Israeli order restricting her movement in the West Bank.
The Israeli military said it arrested Khalida Jarrar, a senior political leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, early Thursday in the West Bank city of Ramallah due to “substantial concerns about the safety and security of the region.”
Last year, the military confined her movement to the city of Jericho and its surroundings. The army said the restraining order was based on her “incitement and involvement in terror.”
Her husband, Ghassan Jarrar, said she was arrested from their Ramallah home. She had long flaunted the Israeli ban.
The military said it was questioning her but has not yet decided whether to press charges.