The army reported that soldiers had received an intelligence tip that the female suicide bomber was about to strike. The IDF said that the soldiers spotted the bomber and threw a stun grenade at her, causing her to set off the explosives she was carrying.
Hamas claimed responsibility and identified the bomber as Fatma Omar An-Najar. Her relatives said she was 68 - by far the oldest of the more than 100 Palestinian suicide bombers who have attacked Israelis over the past six years.
She lived in Jabalya, next to the refugee camp where she tried to blow up IDF soldiers.
I can forgive the old woman that tried to take revenge for her dead son.
But I can't forgive people who sent her for her death and are proud of it.
Hamas spokesman Abu Obeideh said both Palestinian men and women are committed to battling the Israelis. "We told the Zionist enemy we will meet it with many surprises ... and this is one of the surrises, presented by a 57-year old woman," he said. [JPost Nov. 23, 2006 7:31].