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Palestinian Authority/Gaza, February 4, 2016

Arab teen girls stab security guard in terror attack

Two 13-year-old girls stabbed and lightly wounded a security guard at the Ramle Central Bus Station on Thursday morning in what police say was a foiled terror attack.

One of the two girls was reportedly carrying a school backpack and a picture taken at the scene by a police photographer showed the contents of the bag scattered on the pavement, including schoolwork, a calculator, a juice bag, and two knives.

Central District spokesman Chief Superintendent Ami Ben-David said that the two teens approached the metal detector at the entrance to the station around 10:30 Thursday morning at which point the security guard asked them to show him ID. At that point the two girls pulled knives and stabbed the guard, lightly wounding him in the hand and leg, Ben-David said.

Both attackers were arrested at the scene and taken for questioning at the Ramle police station. Both are Israeli citizens, Ben-David said.

Footage taken at the scene after the attack shows the attackers restrained by police when one person comes from behind and kicks at one of the girls, as others curse at them and film the scene on their cellphones.

Magen David Adom paramedic Shlomo Elkasalsi said he was near the scene of the attack when he heard someone screaming "terrorists!" and ran to the scene to find the security guard conscious and highly distraught, with a number of stab wounds to his extremities. Elkasalsi said paramedics gave the guard – aged 25 - first aid and minutes later an ambulance evacuated him to nearby Asaf Harofeh Hospital.

The teens are the latest in a long line of underage attackers to carry out stabbings in the recent terror wave, including two cousins aged 11 and 14 who stabbed a security guard on the Jerusalem light rail in November of last year.

That same month, two teenage girls aged 14 and 16 armed with scissors attempted a terror attack on Jerusalem's Jaffa street, stabbing and lightly wounding an elderly Palestinian man before they were shot dead by a security guard and a police officer.