Israeli military shoot Palestinian lady in West Bank

Oct 30,2019

UN along many international rights groups have accused Israel of using lethal force and carrying out extrajudicial killings against Palestinians.

Israeli occupation forces shot and wounded on Wednesday morning Palestinian lady at Al-Ibrahimi Mosque in Al-Khalil’s Old City and prevented Palestinian medics to help her.

The eyewitnesses confirmed that Israeli soldiers deployed at the entrance to Al-Ibrahimi Mosque, shot the lady and left her bleeding on the ground without allowing Palestinian medics to approach her.

Israel claimed the casualty, identified as Suheir Ahmad Salamiyah, 37, attempted to stab soldiers at the entrance of the mosque, and therefore was shot.

No injuries were reported among Israeli soldiers though.

Salamiyah was transferred to the Israeli hospital of Shaare Zedek, but her medical condition was not identified.

Following the shooting, Israeli soldiers sealed off all the gates and checkpoints leading to the mosque and Al-Khalil’s Old City and expelled the Waqf-appointed personnel from the mosque at gunpoint.

Many Palestinians were injured or killed in similar incidents under the pretext of alleged stabbing attempts.

Israeli has been criticised for its use of lethal force and “extrajudicial killings” when Palestinian alleged attackers no longer pose an immediate threat.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that circumstances surrounding such killings over the past months remain disputed.

Various international, Palestinian and Israeli human rights organisations have slammed Israel’s policy of “extrajudicial killings” against Palestinians.

Video footage for similar alleged attacks appear to disapprove Israeli military claims, showing claimed Palestinian attackers did not even attempt to carry out any attacks.

Some footage showed Israeli forces manipulating the crime scene following such killings.

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