Monday 29 May 2017

Woman shot after alleged stabbing attempt on pedestrian

Israeli soldiers stand guard at Halhul checkpoint near Hebron (AP)
Israeli soldiers stand guard at Halhul checkpoint near Hebron (AP)

Israeli troops have shot a Palestinian woman after she allegedly attempted to stab a pedestrian in the West Bank.

The military said the woman was taken to a Jerusalem hospital, and the media said she was in a critical condition.

Military officials did not say how close the woman got to her target in the incident in Hebron, a frequent flashpoint of violence during a three-month outburst of Israeli-Palestinian fighting.

Several hundred Israeli settlers live in heavily guarded enclaves in the city, which is home to 270,000 Palestinians.

Israel says the violence is fuelled by a Palestinian campaign of lies and incitement. The Palestinians say it is the result of frustrations rooted in Israel's near 50-year occupation.

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