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Israeli soldiers shoot, injure Palestinian woman

The victim remained on the ground bleeding and screaming in pain.

A Palestinian woman was injured after being shot by Israeli soldiers at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem in the central occupied West Bank.

Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli soldiers opened fire at the woman who was walking towards the vehicle lane of the checkpoint.

In a statement, Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Al-Samri said that “an Arab ID-holder suspect” approached Israeli security forces via the vehicles’ lane. “Israeli security forces noticed her approaching with a knife in her hand. They told her to stop, but she ignored and kept walking towards them, and they shot at her.”

Lawyer Muhammad Mahmoud of prisoners’ rights group Addameer told Ma’an that the woman was identified as Jihan Muhammad Hashimeh, 35, from the neighbourhood of Al-Issawiya in occupied East Jerusalem.

Locals said that Hashimeh was ill, and that she was on her way to Jerusalem for medical treatment when she entered the vehicle lane by mistake.

According to witnesses, the victim remained on the ground bleeding and screaming in pain while Israeli soldiers prevented ambulance crews from approaching her for almost an hour. She was then detained and transferred to a hospital for treatment.

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  • Blake

    Sickest psyche on earth

    • Eric11210

      You mean your fellow jihadis? I quite agree.

  • Joni

    zionist scum.. liars and demons. I pray this woman heals.

    • inti

      As long as the Zionists can get away with crime against humanity they will keep doing it.

      The world needs to take charge, and every country should first attack the Israeli embassy, after all they are part of ZIONISM and then they should know what to do next… This is the only way to stop Zionist Israel to commit such grotesque crimes and genocides against the Palestinian People.

      Israel under Nutsyahoo will have to waste loads of Money for their embassies’ security in every country in the world…This should be the initial step to stop Nustyahoo to commit crimes agaisnt humanity.

      • Joni

        I’m an ‘annoyance’ to Canadian pro Israel organizations. 😉 doing my part.. many letters many BDS stickers at the stores locally and we are selling Palestinian Olive Oil in restaurants here to give back ALL the Palestinians. We need to hit our pretty boy Trudeau hard, the only saving grace is his brother, Alexandre Trudeau. He was one of the endorsers of the Gaza Freedom March in which Arab and international activists attempted to violently storm Israel’s borders, resulting in a number of people being killed. So I say let’s hit our government and keep opening sheeple’s (people) eyes here. Keep fighting the Zionists in our own country that enable such attrocitiees and sit back and le it happen. Power to the people. Just need to shake rattle and roll the people here to wake up and keep fighting.

  • Gary Lawrence

    A way to get Palestine as a permanent [member] in the UN is don’t veto Palestine’s membership in the Security Council. Trump will not be able to change what the UN has done. Again and again, Obama has the power shape the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict before a change in presidents and Israel becomes incorporated into the UN and controls it’s FUTURE decisions.

    Palestine enjoys non-member observer state status in the United Nations and is recognized by 137 UN members. A short window for President Obama to extend recognition of Palestine and continue his brave comments, BACKED WITH REAL ACTION.

    Robert Piper, UN coordinator for humanitarian aid and development activities said,”Targeting the most vulnerable of the vulnerable and preventing them from receiving relief – especially as winter sets in – is unacceptable and runs counter to Israel’s obligations as an occupying power,”

    There is systematic violation of the rights of the Palestinian people, including demolition of homes, forced displacement of Palestinian civilians, arrest and detention of Palestinians, including children, and incessant violence, terror and provocations by Israeli settlers and extremists, including at sensitive religious sites. Obama has always had the ability to put justice for all on the right path. I can only hope he will act before it is too late. When overtaken by crisis, the wise search their hearts for inner strengths, in order to face the world with courage. Courage often means daring to take the unexpected path and this was it.

    • Mike Abramov

      OK Mr. Lawrence you have had your rant. What is the answer? In 1948, 6 Arab nations invaded Israel for the sole purpose of freeing the Middle East of a Jewish homeland. By 1973, other Arab nations were beginning to give up on destroying Israel, so they abandoned the Palestinians.

      You do realise that the reason Israel is so intolerant of violence is because for the last 60+ years, they have had to deal with Entebbe 1976, Munich 1972 and many massacres with-in it’s own borders in the act of ‘Jews Out’.Is that clear?

      • Gary Lawrence

        I have said I don’t want you wasting my time, people on death row can forestall their execution for years. You state your facts and I will state mine, just not in response to you, but with the hope of changing the status quo for the Palestinians.
        I’VE SAID IT BEFORE, HE IS A CRIMINAL AND CRIMINALS MAY ACT LIKE YOUR FRIEND AND SHOOT YOU IN THE BACK. Let’s not forget, NETANYAHU is under investigation FOR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY by ISRAEL’S ATTORNEY GENERAL. People need to see the videos exposing Netanyahu’s lies!!! The truth has never had any real meaning for him and maybe for Trump. One day he is for a two-state solution and out of his mouth comes, “there will never be a two-state solution”, during his re-election campaign.

        • Mike Abramov

          Again, you have failed to give me a solution. You know how to be negative in your comments but you never offer any practical suggestions.

          By-the-way, Arafat was a criminal. Meshaal is a criminal and many acts by Hamas are criminal, but because they are the underdog, they can justify murder and killings. Right!

          • Gary Lawrence

            DON’T WASTE MY TIME WITH YOUR BULL SH–T.

          • Mike Abramov

            Another denier of the truth.

  • Gary Lawrence

    I’m for BDS, but my local market sold jars of Israeli fish balls,$8.50 each, for $1.99,on clearance. I bought 6 jars with no regrets except one must believe if the Palestinians were allowed to fish, theirs would be much cheaper, to begin with. Does it exemplify the true reality that the occupation is about money now, and down the line for Netanyahu, and the Israelis? I think it is fair to ask when did killing, and imprisoning Palestinians become part of the business of income for Israel? Just like in the movie, The Island, we see a man and a privileged people abusing what has been given to them.

  • Gary Lawrence

    Israel is a Rogue Nation committing serious violations of
    international law. The Washington, DC-based Israel Law Resource
    Center, reports such violations include collective punishment,
    apartheid barriers, illegal acquisition of land by force, ethnic
    cleansing, Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory—and disregard
    of some 28 resolutions of the UN Security Council. These are
    violation of human rights, recognized around the world. BDS brings
    awareness and a call for action, that has a real track record of
    success. Stephen Hawking says, “anyone can answer big questions.” Stephen Hawking has joined BDS and will not speak in Israel. Stop a mad man, who will keep replacing those who have a conscience, with those hardliners who have war crimes, as a mind set, like himself.

    • Btown

      So is America. Just look at Syria and Lybia

      • Jamie Anderson

        They’re both the same nation – Israelis refer to their “homeland” as the 51st state.

      • Gary Lawrence

        KEY WORDS:FUGITIVE PERPITRATORS,GENOCIDAIRES,UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION,JUSTICE IS POSSIBLE–

  • Gary Lawrence

    Chivalry is a word the IDF KNOW NOT. Consider an IDF soldier fully dressed in protective wear and a female Palestinian carrying a knife, supposedly, does he take the knife from her, remember these guys created krav maga, no he shoots her dead. And if she isn’t dead they let her die there unattended. Or how about wrestling down a 10-year-old boy for throwing rocks when they entered his village to take away someone’s father to be put in prison for life without trial or recourse. Cowards is a much more descriptive word. Israel must fear justice and rid itself of Netanyahu. Only US politicians and Israel can deny the brutal occupation of the Palestinians. You can check out this cowardly IDF soldier on Youtube who takes from a little crying Palestinian girl, her bicycle and throws it in the bushes. Please wake up America, we cannot continue to provide cover for the Apartheid Israeli war Machine.

    • robert affinity

      Did you read the article? She was NOT killed.

      • Gary Lawrence

        I FEAR THE ISRAELIS WILL ASSASSINATE MR Barghouti, WHO IS A BRILLANT AND ARTICULATE SPEAKER FOR BDS, ACTUALLY ONE OF THE FOUNDERS.

        ASSASSINATING THE REALLY GOOD PALESTINIANS, SUCH AS POLICE OFFICERS, POLITICAL LEADERS, IS A DISGRACEFUL ACT CARRIED OUT BY THE IDF. THEY HAVE NO HONOR LEFT IN THE WORLD. THEY ARE COWARDS MANHANDLING CHILDREN.(THEY KILL CHILDREN,I’D SPIT ON IDF) SNIPPERING PALESTINIANS SEARCHING THRU THE RUBBLE FOR THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS.

        I WOULD ADVISE, ALL ISRAELI SOLDIERS, IDF, ETC. TO ABANDON THEIR SERVICE TO ISRAEL, AND AT THE VERY LEAST TO STOP WEARING THOSE MASK. IF AND WHEN WE CAN IDENTIFY YOU, IT’S PROSECUTE AND EXECUTE. WAR CRIMES WILL BE FOREVER PROSECUTED. EVEN YOUR TOP LEADERS RECOGNIZE THE TRUTH AND REALITY UNDER NETANYAHU. Listen up, it’s time to realize the waters around you have risen. Your best and brightest leaders are leaving Netanyahu’s extremist rightwing party. At the very least, it should make Netanyahu less confident of his standing among world leaders. And my own observation, INCH BY INCH,IF NECESSARY, a bit more credible. Stephen Hawking says,”anyone can answer big questions.”
        Stephen Hawking has joined BDS and will not speak in Israel. Stop a mad man, who will keep replacing those who have a conscience, with those hardliners who have war crimes, as a mind set, like himself.
        History has taught us that criminalizing civil society and outlawing ideas, especially those that are guided by moral principles, is never a good idea. Netanyahu is legislating laws against his own people who oppose his Likud party war crimes.

  • Gary Lawrence

    Benjamin Netanyahu and his Israeli soldiers are known liars as president Obama was caught saying in response to another foreign leaders same disgust.
    ISRAEL MONITORS PEOPLES COMMENTS ON FACEBOOK AGAINST ISRAEL. WHEN
    WILL THEY START TARGETING PEOPLE WORLD WIDE. DON’T FORGET PRISONER
    X. Prisoner X was being held under administrative detention. They
    weren’t going to tell anyone about him. And we will never know if he
    woke up and Israhell or just couldn’t be trusted. He wasn’t Israeli.
    YOU COULD SAY THEY ALREADY TARGET PEOPLE WORLD WIDE, SINCE THOSE
    PEOPLE WHO CRITICIZE ISRAEL ARE OFTEN REFUSED ENTRY TO ISRAEL. Israel may soon be expelling people who support BDS. Netanyahu is creating a group which will monitor and identify those supporting BDS in Israel.
    BDS is just the beginning of the road to LOCKUP, PROSECUTE, and EXECUTE, Netanyahu and THOSE IDF, POLICE, and ISRAELIS guilty of WAR CRIMES. That is not the goal of BDS. Just a logical progression, I believe we should SEE. Every one of his generals will never dare leave Israel.
    Two nations of the world have a bounty on his head, inch by inch, if necessary. We all know the United States and many other nations should be on board. Is it time to take action against Netanyahu’s Israel??? Stephen Hawking says, “anyone can answer big questions.”
    Stephen Hawking has joined BDS and will not speak in Israel. Stop the cold blooded killer, Netanyahu, who will keep replacing those who have a conscience, with those hardliners who have war crimes as a mindset like himself.

  • Mike Abramov

    A story in pictures?

    Let’s get real. How long does one have to wait before the crazy woman stabs anyone, let alone a soldier. What is the matter with the pro-Palestine lobby that they try to justify attempted murder as ‘resistance’ Could someone please explain?

  • Glider50

    Jews SUCK.

    • James Mendelsohn

      Antisemitism 101. You didn’t even remember to say “Zionists” instead of “Jews”.

      • Glider50

        Jews ARE Zionists moron..

        • James Mendelsohn

          I was being ironic. Saying “Jews SUCK” is an antisemitic comment.

  • Gary Lawrence

    IT’S A LEGITIMATE NEGOTIATION TECHNIQUE, I SCRATCHED YOUR BACK, YOU SCRATCH MINE. When Obama was president-elect, Israel was engaged in a slaughter in Gaza, 2008, and 2009. Obama elect, blocked any form of international accountability, trashed the Goldstone report an independent U.N. inquiry. In 2014 when Israel attacked Gaza, Obama actually rearmed Israel while bombs that fell on Gaza and then blocked any form of international accountability. Israel gets this unconditional boost in military aid—a minimum of $3.8 billion /yr, over the next 10 years. NETANYAHU HAS NOT SLOWED THE EXPANSION OF SETTLEMENTS ONE BIT. HE HAS EXPANDED THEM EVEN AGAINST THE CRITICISM OF THE QUARTET OF NATIONS. NETANYAHU SLAPPED OBAMA IN THE FACE WHEN HE WENT BEFORE CONGRESS AND TRIED TO DISRUPT THE IRAN DEAL.

    I NEVER HEARD OBAMA CRY ABOUT ANY OF IT. HE HAD EVERY REASON TO PUT SOME BACKBONE IN HIS WORDS. THE REST OF THE QUARTET VOTED IN FAVOR.

  • Btown

    I am in know way ok with the lack of resolution for the Palestinian people, Political Zionism or the like. I also see a lot of self-righteous comments that don’t take into account the Wests brutal destruction of Syria and the destabilization of the Middle East . My point is this, for all the people so outraged about Israel, i would like to think they see and are outraged by the same tyranny of the west

  • James Mendelsohn

    Yes there is, and Aloni’s comments were completely wrong. Saying “Jews suck” is as antisemitic as it gets.

    • Glider50

      Jews suck because of how they act. If that is prejudice to say then I’m a proud bigot!!

      • James Mendelsohn

        You’re a bigot. No need to be proud about it.

        • Glider50

          But I am! Very, very proud!! It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside too.

          • James Mendelsohn

            Blocked. No time for racists.