A Palestinian woman is caught with a knife at a checkpoint near the West Bank city of Bethlehem. According to reports, the 36-year-old tells security forces that she planned to carry out a stabbing attack in Jerusalem. The suspect is taken in for questioning. [Times of Israel, June 28, 2017]Ynet adds the detail in its report [here] that the would-be assailant was apprehended somewhere close to the ancient Tomb of Rachel. And in the Hebrew social media, this report says the woman is from Yatta, a large and troubled town with a population of about 65,000. It was in the news last year ["09-Jun-16: The Tel Aviv killings: Hamas claims credit but Fatah/PA demands some of the glory too"] in connection with the murderous activities of two of its young residents, and their ties to Hamas.
In the social media, there's a photo of the knife in her possession - the one she says she intended to use in this thwarted Arab-on-Israeli attack. We copied it above.
Among Israelis, it's commonly thought that a significant number of the families and clans of Yatta - in common with several other notable cities and towns in the areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority - have Jewish origins. Yatta was a noted Jewish settlement, described as such in documents dating back to the 5th century.
There's something about today's Palestinian Arab culture that not only makes it an ordinary detail of the daily news that a woman was found carrying a lethal knife but that she readily (as far as we can tell) confessed.
Could the PA's notorious Rewards for Terror financial program have any connection to this depravity?