17 year old girl shot dead on Israeli checkpoint, Jerusalem

PNN/ Jerusalem/

A Palestinian schoolgirl on Monday afternoon was shot and killed at Beit Iksa Israeli military checkpoint west of occupied Jerusalem under stabbing claims.

An eyewitness Sawsan Mansour (17) was shot and left to bleed for hours until she died.

Israeli police claimed in a statement that a “female terrorist” attempted to carry out a stabbing attack, adding that the woman pulled out a knife and attempted to stab a female border guard stationed at the checkpoint. Another officer immediately fired gunshots at the Palestinian woman and “neutralized” her, according to the statement.

No injuries were reported during the alleged stabbing attack.