News ID: 89817
Publish Date : 02 May 2021 - 21:37
West Bank (Dispatches) – Zionist troops on Sunday shot a 60-year-old Palestinian woman over an alleged stabbing attack in the occupied West Bank, according to the regime’s army and local media.
The occupying regime’s military alleged in a statement that the woman, a resident of the nearby village of Husan, approached a group of troops with a knife in her hand and tried to stab the troops.
Zionist troops at the scene then opened fire at the woman and injured her in the leg.  
The incident took place at the Gush Etzion Junction, a major crossroads located in a settlement bloc south of Bethlehem.
The regime’s media reported that the woman, who was in a critical condition, had been taken to a hospital in al-Quds. No injury among the Zionist troops was reported.
The incident occurred amid tensions between Zionists and Palestinians over restrictions imposed by the regime during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, which sparked violence in East al-Quds, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Two days ago, a Palestinian man was shot and wounded near the West Bank settlement of Efrat over an alleged stabbing attack.
According to a statement released by regime on Friday, the incident occurred when the suspect attempted to stab a police officer and soldier at Efrat Junction with a "sharp object” clenched in his hand.
The statement said the suspect was "neutralized” before injuring any bystanders at the scene. The condition of the Palestinian man remains unknown.
Many Palestinians have sustained injuries or lost their lives in similar incidents due to allegations that they attempted stabbing or car-ramming attacks.
Zionist troops have on numerous occasions been caught on camera brutally killing Palestinians, with the videos going viral online and sparking international condemnation.
Tel Aviv has been criticized for its extensive use of lethal force and extrajudicial killing of Palestinians who do not pose an immediate threat to its troops or to settlers.
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