A Palestinian woman was killed by Israeli forces near the village of Husan in Judea on Sunday after failing to heed warning shots and calls to halt, according to Israeli media reports.

The soldiers initiated a standard arrest procedure, including firing warning shots into the air, after the woman approached them in a “suspicious manner,” according to the Israel Defense Forces.

When she failed to stop, the soldiers fired at her lower body. She was treated by the troops on the scene before being evacuated to a hospital in Beit Jala, where she died of her wounds, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

The incident is under investigation, according to the IDF.

Israeli security forces have been placed on high alert amid a wave of deadly terror attacks, with some 1,000 soldiers helping to bolster the Israel Police and additional combat battalions being deployed to the West Bank and Gaza border.


Jewish News Syndicate

With geographic, political and social divides growing wider, high-quality reporting and informed analysis are more important than ever to keep people connected.

Our ability to cover the most important issues in Israel and throughout the Jewish world—without the standard media bias—depends on the support of committed readers.

If you appreciate the value of our news service and recognize how JNS stands out among the competition, please click on the link and make a one-time or monthly contribution.

We appreciate your support.