Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Woman After 'Suspicious' Approach Near Bethlehem

Israeli army says no weapon was found on her body

הגר שיזף
Hagar Shezaf
Israeli army operation near Tulkarm last week.
Israeli army operation near Tulkarm last week.Credit: JAAFAR ASHTIYEH - AFP
הגר שיזף
Hagar Shezaf

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian woman in her forties after she approached them in a "suspicious manner" in the West Bank town of Husan, near Bethlehem, on Sunday.

Ghada Ibrahim Ali Sabateen from Bethlehem, a widowed mother of six, was shot in the lower body after she did not heed to calls to stay back or warning shots fired into the air, according to the Israeli Defense Forces.

The woman was given first aid from Israeli forces at the scene before she was evacuated to hospital.

The Palestinian Health Ministry later said she succumbed to her wounds.

No weapon was found on her person and the IDF is investigating the incident.

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