Palestinian woman shot by Israeli forces over alleged stabbing attempt dies

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IOF have killed a Palestinian woman in the southern part of the West Bank over an alleged stabbing attempt against the regime’s soldiers, amid heightening tensions in the occupied territories.

The Israeli military alleged in a statement that the attempted stabbing occurred at Gush Etzion Junction near the southern West Bank city of al-Khalil, located 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of Jerusalem, on Sunday morning.

The statement claimed that a 60-year-old resident of the nearby village of Husan approached a group of soldiers with a knife in her hand and tried to stab the troops.

Israeli troops at the scene then shot the woman and injured her. No Israeli soldier was wounded in the alleged assault.

Palestinian sources confirmed later in the day that she died of her wounds.

The woman was shot and injured Sunday by Israeli occupation soldiers at a junction outside the illegal settlement bloc of Gush Etzion, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian security sources.

Soldiers reportedly opened fire at the  Rehab Muhammad Khalaf al-Hroub(60 years old)  from the village of Wadi Fukin, and they hit her, when she passed by the Gush Etzion junction, south of the Bethlehem.

Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot claimed that IOF soldiers neutralize Palestinian woman brandishing a knife in West Bank

According to the newspaper the woman was shot in the leg and her life does not appear to be in danger.

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