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Palestinian woman detained by Israeli forces for knife possession near Bethlehem

Aug. 2, 2017 4:52 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 2, 2017 4:52 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained a Palestinian woman at the Gush Etzion junction in the southern occupied district of Bethlehem on Wednesday, after she was allegedly spotted with a knife. 

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that Israeli soldiers deployed at the junction “identified a Palestinian woman displaying suspicious behavior and approaching soldiers in the area.”

“Soldiers called for the woman to halt, at which point she dropped a knife, and Israeli forces detained her and transferred her for interrogation,” the spokesperson said. 

Scores of Palestinians have been detained in the past two years for alleged possession of knives since a wave of unrest began in October 2015.

While Israeli leaders often point to Palestinian “incitement” as the cause of such cases, and often attempt to connect them to the so-called “war on terror,” Palestinians have instead cited the daily frustrations and routine Israeli military violence imposed by Israel's nearly half century occupation of the Palestinian territory as main drivers for such incidents.

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