Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian woman in alleged knife attack

Published October 25th, 2015 - 01:19 GMT

Israeli border police shot and killed a Palestinian women in Hebron city near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the southern occupied West Bank, witnesses said.

One witness, a Palestinian woman who was in the area, told Ma'an that "occupation soldiers covered a young Palestinian woman who was lying on the ground bleeding without giving her medical aid at all, before an ambulance arrived and took her."

An Israeli police spokesperson did not confirm that the Palestinian woman had been killed, but did confirm that an Israeli police officer shot the woman after the police officer "saw the woman had a knife."

The border policeman was not injured during the incident, the spokesperson said.

Another Palestinian witness told Ma'an that he saw a schoolgirl carrying her school bag on her back, trying to cross the Israeli checkpoint near the Ibrahimi mosque before she was killed.

"An Israeli soldier asked her to take the knife out of her bag, then he immediately fired gunshots into the air," He said. "Seconds later the schoolgirl was lying on the ground bleeding after she was shot."

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