Police officers shot and killed an Arab woman as she attempted to stab them in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday, officials said.I'm not the only one making the connection between Women's Day and the attack; Palestinian media are saying the same, although since the women weren't successful they are reporting it ironically as if Israeli security are choosing to kill innocent women to mark the occasion..
No officers were injured in the attack. The assailant died of wounds suffered from gunfire, police said.
The 50-year-old woman had approached the officers who were standing on Hagai street, which runs from the Damascus Gate to the Western Wall. As she got closer, she took a knife out of her bag and attempted to stab them, police said.
In Qalandiya, Border Police officers arrested a Palestinian woman who had a knife hidden in her bag, police said.
The Palestinian woman told interrogators that she had planned to carry out a stabbing attack with the knife, according to police.
However, there is a long tradition where Palestinian groups use this day to celebrate women terrorism,
The Palestine Poster Project has a number of posters that celebrate International Women's Day dating back to the 1970s. Many of them celebrate women's "resistance," meaning terrorism.
For example, here are three such posters from the 1980s:
Here is a more recent example from 2012, captioned "Palestine: was and Will Always Be:"
It is sad that in a place where women are in danger of being murderer for "honor" reasons so much of the focus on International Women's Day is the aptitude of women to become martyrs instead of mothers - or metalworkers.
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