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Israeli Guard Shoots Dead a Knife-wielding Palestinian Woman in West Bank, Police Say

Members of the Israeli forces approach a woman lying on the ground at the site of a security incident near Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, June 12, 2021. (Reuters)

Members of the Israeli forces approach a woman lying on the ground at the site of a security incident near Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, June 12, 2021. (Reuters)

There was no immediate comment from Palestinian officials about the incident, which took place at the Qalandiya crossing near the city of Ramallah.

An Israeli security guard shot and killed a knife-wielding Palestinian woman at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, police said.

There was no immediate comment from Palestinian officials about the incident, which took place at the Qalandiya crossing near the city of Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Police said the 28-year-old woman approached the crossing and "ran towards the forces while holding a knife".

"A civilian security guard who recognised what was happening called on her to stop several times," a police statement said, adding that when the woman continued to move forward "the security guard then fired several bullets".

Police distributed a photograph of the knife they said she was carrying.

Israeli-Palestinian violence flared last month in 11 days of intense fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza. A fragile ceasefire is largely holding, though tension remains high.

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first published:June 12, 2021, 22:11 IST