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Friday, March 24

Health ministry: Qalandiya checkpoint slain woman identified

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The Palestinian health ministry said it received information about the identity of the woman who had been cold-bloodedly shot dead last Wednesday by Israeli soldiers at Qalandiya checkpoint, north of Occupied Jerusalem.

In a statement on Sunday, the ministry affirmed it was told by the Palestinian Authority liaison office that the victim is 50-year-old Nayfa Ka’abna from Rammun town in the Ramallah and Bireh province.

Last Wednesday, soldiers at Qalandiya checkpoint opened fire at a woman and left her to bleed to death on allegations that she was carrying a knife.

Recent video footage of the incident shows that the woman was standing some meters away from the Israeli armed guards when they shot her dead without even trying to subdue her instead of using lethal force.

She did not appear to be carrying a firearm and did not pose any immediate threat to the guards or to the lives of people in the vicinity when they opened fire.