Israelis Leave Palestinian Woman to Bleed to Death
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Palestinian media have released a shocking video showing a young Palestinian woman, shot by Israeli forces, being left to bleed for a long time before being transferred to a hospital, where she reportedly died of her wounds.
The video published by PalMedia on Tuesday shows Hadil Salah Hashlamoun, an 18-year-old student, being left to bleed on a sidewalk in the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron) after she was fatally shot by Israeli forces earlier in the morning.
The video shows Israeli forces and settlers standing around, smiling and laughing in some cases, leaving the young woman to bleed to death.
Palestine’s Wattan TV said the woman was left to bleed for more than 30 minutes. The forces then recklessly drag Hashlamoun on the ground. Her burqa is seen coming off as she is being pulled out of the camera shot.
Reports said she later died of her injuries in Shaare Zedek Hospital in the occupied al-Quds (Jerusalem). Members of the Hashlamoun family confirmed the death of the woman, with her father, Salaheddin, saying she was "martyred."
Israeli officials claim the troops opened fire on the woman as she was trying to stab soldiers at a checkpoint near the center of al-Khalil in the morning local time, Press TV reported.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said “the attacker attempted to stab a soldier,” adding that a soldier then fired live ammunition at her "lower extremities."
Other reports said the death of the woman sparked clashes between Palestinian youth and Israeli soldiers in the area with a resident saying that the number of Israeli soldiers has significantly increased across the city following the shooting.
The shocking death came hours after Israeli forces in the same area killed a young Palestinian man identified as Diyaa Abdulhalim Talahmah. The 21-year-old was killed during an overnight raid on the village of Khursa.