Palestinian woman killed, boy injured after alleged stabbing attempt near Qalandiya
A Palestinian woman reportedly tried to stab Israeli officers stationed at Qalandiya checkpoint before being shot dead. (AFP/File)
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Israeli forces on Wednesday shot and killed a Palestinian woman and injured a boy after an alleged stab attempt at Qalandiya military checkpoint near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
Israeli police reported that the woman attempted to stab Israeli border police officers stationed at the checkpoint and was shot dead on site before carrying out the attack.
An eyewitness told Ma'an that Israeli forces fired more than 15 rounds into the woman’s body.
Witnesses are heard in video footage of the scene following the incident claiming that a Palestinian boy approached the woman after she was killed before being shot by Israeli forces as well.
The Palestinian Red Crescent told Ma’an that Israeli forces denied Palestinian paramedics access to the woman and child for medical treatment.
The incident marks the first alleged attack since a Palestinian from Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem carried out a bus bombing in Jerusalem last week, dying later from his wounds and leaving 20 injured.
The attacks come despite an apparent lull in a wave of violence that spread across the occupied Palestinian territory in October, marked by small-scale attacks carried out by Palestinian youth, the majority on Israeli military targets.
The violence has left nearly 30 Israelis and 200 Palestinians dead.
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