Israeli security guard kills Palestinian woman at West Bank checkpoint
(MENAFN) Israeli police say that on Saturday, June 12, a 28-year-old Palestinian woman was shot dead by an Israeli security guard at the Qalandiya checkpoint in the West Bank.
Police said the woman, a resident of Aqabat Jaber Palestinian refugee camp near the city of Jericho, approached vehicles passing through the checkpoint manned by Israeli border police and security guards. civilians, and had run in their direction with a knife in his hand.
A civilian guard fired several bullets at the woman after she continued to approach without paying attention to the guard’s warning calls asking her to stop. Medical staff who attended the scene later confirmed the woman’s death.
The Palestinian woman was reportedly recognized by the ruling Gaza movement, Hamas, and was jailed in 2016-2018 for an attempted stabbing.
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