| 22 February 2024, Thursday |

Palestinian woman shot after attacking Israeli troops, Army reports

According to the Israeli military, a Palestinian motorist tried to ram them in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday and then flashed a knife.

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, the woman died as a result of her injuries. There was no mention of Israeli deaths.

Following a Jewish nationalist march in Jerusalem on Tuesday, which resulted in the launch of incendiary balloons across the Gaza border and retaliatory Israeli air strikes, tensions have risen.

The Israeli military said the Palestinian woman “attempted to ram into a number of IDF (Israel Defense Forces) soldiers” near the Palestinian village of Hizma, northeast of Jerusalem.

“Following the attempted automobile ramming, the assailant exited her vehicle with a knife drawn… The soldiers retaliated by firing at the assailant, neutralizing her “In a statement, the military said.

In recent weeks, there has been an increase in violent occurrences in the West Bank.

In an exchange of fire in the northern West Bank city of Jenin last Thursday, Israeli special forces killed one Islamic Jihad militant and two Palestinian security officers.

On Friday and Saturday, two Palestinians were killed in separate instances, one after a struggle with Israeli troops in the West Bank and the other while carrying a knife at a military checkpoint in Jerusalem.

  • Reuters