Israeli soldiers on Sunday shot and killed a Palestinian woman in the occupied West Bank following a string of deadly attacks in Israel, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the woman, 35, was shot by Israeli forces and died from her wounds.
According to eyewitnesses, Israeli soldiers opened fire on the woman while walking near Husan village, west of Bethlehem, and was rushed to hospital where she took her last breath.
The Israeli military stated that the woman had run toward soldiers at a position near Bethlehem and did not heed their calls or warning shots to stop.
“When the suspect continued approaching, the soldiers fired towards the suspect’s lower body,” the military said, adding that no weapon had been found on the woman and that the incident was being investigated.
Israeli forces have been on high alert following a string of attacks that have killed 14 people in Israel since late March. Continue