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Israeli soldiers shoot Palestinian woman in West Bank

HEBRON, WEST BANK - SEPTEMBER 01: An Israeli soldier patrols in an area in Hebron, West Bank on September 01, 2020. Palestinians in the city of Hebron, live under difficult conditions in the Old City, as nearly 100 checkpoints deployed in the region with around 400 Jewish settlers living in 4 different settlements. Israeli soldiers keep imposing policies of pressure and intimidation on the Palestinians and the Jewish settlers frequently harass the local people. ( Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency )
An Israeli soldier patrols in an area in Hebron, West Bank on September 01, 2020 [Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency]

Israeli soldiers shot and injured a Palestinian woman in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Sunday, according to the Israeli army and a Palestinian security source, Anadolu Agency reported.

The official news agency Wafa, citing a security source, said the woman was injured at a junction near the Israeli settlement bloc of Gush Etzion.

In a statement, the Israeli military claimed that the Palestinian woman attempted to stab Israeli soldiers at the junction.

It said an Israeli soldier shot and neutralized the woman. No Israeli soldiers were injured.

The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation said the woman, in her 60s, was from the village of Husan, west of Bethlehem, and was rushed to hospital in critical condition.

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