Israeli forces shoot Palestinian elderly woman

Days of Palestine - Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces shot wounded a Palestinian elderly woman to the south of Bethlehem on Sunday morning.

Local sources said that 60-year-old Rehab Al-Huroub, a resident of the village of Husan, was shot and critically wounded in the leg by Israeli troops.

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Hebrew media claimed that the woman tried to attack the soldiers at Gush Etzion juncture in southern Bethlehem with a knife.

They said that the woman, who hails from Beit Husan village, was carried in a serious condition to the Shaare Zedek hospital in the Occupied Jerusalem.

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Last January, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian man at the Gush Etzion junction, also claiming he had tried to attack them with a knife.

Approximately 70,000 settlers live in 22 settlements there, in constructions considered illegal under international law.


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