Palestinians walk near an opening in Israel's security fence east Jerusalem
Palestinians walk near an opening in Israel’s security fence in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of A-tur. (photo credit:REUTERS)


A Palestinian terrorist was killed by his own bomb during an attempted attack on a security outpost near Abu Dis, a town bordering Jerusalem, on Saturday.

The terrorist approached the outpost holding a bomb in his hand which, according to reports, exploded prematurely killing the terrorist.

There were no reported injuries to Israeli forces.

Earlier Saturday, a security guard fatally shot a 13-year-old Palestinian girl who ran after him with a knife outside the West Bank settlement of Anatot, Judea and Samaria district police said.

The teenager, Raqqiyeh Abu Eid, was ruled dead at the scene by paramedics. The IDF handed over her body to the Palestinian Authority in Hebron on Saturday afternoon.

Police said that their initial investigation determined that just before the incident the girl was involved in a fight with her family at their home in the nearby Palestinian village of Anata. She then left the house “with the intention to die”, district police said in the statement.

They added that the girl’s father went looking for her after the fight and arrived soon after at the scene of the shooting, where he was arrested and taken for questioning. The girl’s mother, Reeda Abu Eid, said there had been no trouble before her daughter left the family home, a tent in the Palestinian village Anata.

Since the start of October, Israeli security forces have killed at least 149 Palestinians, 95 of them assailants according to authorities. Most of the others have died in violent protests. Almost daily stabbings, shootings and car-ramming attacks by Palestinians have killed 25 Israelis and a U.S. citizen.

Many of the Palestinian assailants have been teenagers.

As reported by The Jerusalem Post