Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian woman at the Arroub refugee camp in the southern Israeli-occupied West Bank.
The Palestinian health ministry identified the woman as 31-year-old Ghufran Hamed Warasneh, and said that she had been shot in the chest.
In a statement, the Israeli army said “an assailant armed with a knife advanced toward an IDF [Israeli army] soldier who was conducting routine security activity”.
However, witnesses told Al Jazeera’s Givara Budeiri that, in their view, Warasneh had posed little threat to the soldiers, and that the knife was small.
Budeiri also added that Warasneh had started a new job at a radio station three days prior to being killed.
“She was leaving her home on her way to work, according to eyewitnesses,” said Budeiri. Continue