Two Palestinian girls held by Israeli troops
The 16-year-old was reportedly asked to open her bag for inspection before she allegedly pulled out a knife. Israeli reports say she attempted to stab the police officers present.
Although some reports suggest she was beaten, Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri said that she was "quickly controlled without injuries", and taken in for questioning.
Also on Tuesday, Israeli forces detained a 13-year-old Palestinian girl as she was heading to school near the town of Beit Ummar, a little north of Hebron.
Israeli forces stopped the uniformed girl as she was passing Karmei Tzur settlement, and accused her of possessing a knife.
Last week in the same area, a 14-year-old Palestinian was shot dead by Isaeli forces for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at vehicles.