Israeli forces shoot dead a young Palestinian woman in northeastern al-Quds (Jerusalem) after she allegedly attempted to stab a soldier.
AhlulBayt News Agency - Israeli forces shoot dead a 13-year-old Palestinian woman in northeastern al-Quds (Jerusalem) after she allegedly attempted to stab a soldier.
The victim was gunned down on Saturday after she allegedly stabbed Israeli troopers in the district of Anatot, located in northeastern al-Quds (Jerusalem), Palestinian Arabic-language Safa news agency reported.
Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri claimed that the girl approached a gate leading into the Anatot settlement, also known as Almon, and attempted to stab a security guard.
The guard immediately fired gunshots at the 13-year-old, injuring her critically, al-Samri said. The woman died on site shortly after.
Several Israeli soldiers sustained injuries in Saturday’s purported stabbing attack.
Tensions have been running high across the occupied Palestinian lands in the recent months over Tel Aviv’s imposition of restrictions on Palestinian worshipers’ entry into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds in August last year.
The tensions have also been escalated by the repeated desecration of the compound by extremist Israeli settlers, who are usually accompanied by Israeli military forces.
More than 160 Palestinians, including children and women, have been killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of last October.