Israelis Kill Palestinian Woman in Al-Khalil
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A Palestinian woman was killed by Israeli forces on Friday after being accused of attempting to attack Israeli guards in the south of the West Bank.
The fatality was caused near the revered Muslim religious monument of the Ibrahimi Mosque in the city of al-Khalil (Hebron) on Friday.
Israeli police alleged that the victim had tried to carry out a stabbing attack against the forces. They, however, added that no forces had been wounded in the purported attempt, Press TV reported.
Al-Khalil houses 200,000 Palestinians as opposed to hundreds of Israeli settlers. Tel Aviv has dotted the city with security posts and enforces a heavy surveillance regime over it to guard the settlers.
The female was the third Palestinian to be fatally shot by Israeli forces over the past two days.
More than 220 Palestinians have been killed since October, 2015, when Israelis began a crackdown on them in the West Bank and in the occupied al-Quds (Jerusalem).
In August that year, Israel imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in al-Quds, heightening concerns about Israeli plans to change the status quo of the compound. Palestinians are also angry at increasing violence by Israeli settlers and their attacks on Palestinian properties.