A Palestinian woman has been shot and wounded by soldiers after she stabbed an Israeli citizen near a Jewish settlement bloc in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.
Israeli soldiers have shot and wounded a Palestinian woman after she stabbed an Israeli citizen during an attack near a Jewish settlement bloc in the southern part of the West Bank. The Israeli citizen was attacked with a knife and suffered light wounds.
The woman, believed to have been in her 20s and from Bethlehem, arrived at the Gush Etzion settlement bloc on Monday and attacked the Israeli citizen, according to witnesses.
“According to the police, the woman approached an Israeli soldier with the intention of stabbing him but was unable to do so. So she then used her knife to harm a passerby, an Israeli civilian, who was apparently only lightly injured,” Al Jazeera’s Nisreen El-Shamayleh reported from Ramallah
The Palestine red cross, they saw the Palestinian woman after she was shot at the junction and that she was still alive at the time. However, Israeli authorities did not allow the Palestinian medical team to approach her.
Gush Etzion junction is a business, commercial and tourism centre in the southern West Bank, which serves as the entry point to the Gush Etzion bloc of settlements.
The Gush Etzion settlement is south of Bethlehem, where the Palestinian woman is believed to have come from.