Palestinian Woman Martyred at Qalandia Checkpoint in Central WB
By Staff, Agencies
A Palestinian woman who was allegedly brandishing a knife at the Qalandia checkpoint between al-Quds [Jerusalem] and the northern occupied West Bank was shot dead by “Israeli” Occupation Force [IOF] Wednesday, “Israeli” police and medical sources said.
“Israeli” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld alleged that an unidentified "terrorist" had approached security forces at the vehicle passage of the checkpoint, ignoring calls to stop and pulling a knife before being shot in the leg.
The woman, in her 50s, entered a car lane on foot, allegedly arousing the suspicion of the guards at the al-Quds-area checkpoint.
The “Israeli” police statement alleged, “Security personnel who saw that she was approaching them performed the proper arrest procedures and called for her to stop. She did not respond to their calls and took out a knife. As a result of this, a shot was fired at her leg and she was injured”.
Meanwhile, al-Quds’ Hadassah hospital pronounced her dead.
Video from the scene, which was later shared on social media, showed the moment that one of the security officers shot her.
The incident took place the day after a tight “Israeli” general election saw Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz neck and neck in the race to lead negotiations on forming a new government.