Israeli Cops Shoot Palestinian Woman Who Did Not Heed Calls to Stop in Jerusalem

Police say they suspected the woman, who was clothed in black attire that covered her face, was carrying an explosive device on her body; investigation ongoing

Police shot at the legs of a Palestinian woman in East Jeruslaem on Sunday evening.

Israeli police shoot, wounded Palestinian woman in East Jerusalem

According to police, the incident, which took place near the residential neighborhood of Pisgat Ze'ev, continued to develop when the woman did not heed calls by cops to stop. Palestinians claim the women is deaf, which was why she didn't respond.

A video of the incident shows the woman walking toward the police officers when they shot her. She was shot along the light rail tracks.

In a statement released later Sunday night, police described the incident as follows: "A short while ago a suspect approached by foot along the train tracks from the area of Beit Hanina toward Pisgat Ze'ev, and was noticed by civilians and security guards who alerted Border Police soldiers who were nearby."

"The woman," police added, "was fully clothed in black attire that also covered her face." Police said that border policemen who suspected the woman called on her to stop several times, and after she didn't heed their calls they set out on the proper procedure dictated in such cases, including firing in the air.

Since the woman ignored police calls, forces suspected that she was carrying an explosive device with the intent of carrying out an attack. One policeman finally fired towards the woman's legs in order to stop her.

A police examination determined that the woman was not carrying any weapons. She was evacuated to a hospital with injuries to her legs, and is currently considered to be in light condition.

Many police forces arrived at the scene after the woman was shot.

Police also said that "at this stage, all possible scenarios are being looked into."

More details soon...