The IDF thwarted a possible terrorist attack  by detaining a Palestinian woman with a knife at the Qalandiya border crossing on the outskirts of Jerusalem.


The woman was trying to enter Israel with a knife hidden inside a can of Pringles potato chips. According to a tweet published by the Israeli army, “our intelligence says that the woman who was wearing it tried to use it for a stabbing.”


Also on Twitter, the Israeli army commented that cases like this show that “security checks are necessary.”


Last week a terrorist entered a police station in Jerusalemto perpetrate a stabbing attack. Four police officers were  injured in the attempt to neutralize him.


Since September 2015, 199 stabbing attacks by Palestinian terrorists have been carried out.

Photo: IDF Twitter