Israeli Police shoots and kills palestinian mother

PNN/Jerusalem/

On wednesday afternoon, Israeli police shot and killed a Palestinian woman after she allegedly attempted to stab a policeman near Old City entrance.

The 49-year-old woman is the mother of a Palestinian youth, Mustafa Nimir (27), who was killed in September last year.

Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said in a statement that the woman was equipped with a pair of scissors and that the was shot after trying to stab an Israeli policeman.

Eyewitness, Mummad Shalodi told Al Jazeera that he did not see a knife, but it appeared that the woman tripped and grabbed the police barrier after which she was shot.

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