Wednesday 28 September 2016

Woman shot after alleged stabbing attempt on pedestrian

Published 13/12/2015 | 16:45

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.

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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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