- Title: Israeli guard shoots dead knife-wielding Palestinian woman, police say
- Date: 12th June 2021
- Summary: QALANDIYA CHECKPOINT, WEST BANK (JUNE 12, 2021) (REUTERS) AMBULANCE, POLICE VEHICLES AT QALANDIYA CHECKPOINT WOMAN SHOT DEAD BY ISRAELI SOLDIER AT CHECKPOINT, AFTER ATTEMPTING STABBING ATTACK ISRAELI BORDER POLICE VEHICLES AT CHECKPOINT PARAMEDICS AT CHECKPOINT PALESTINIAN WOMAN SHOT DEAD AT CHECKPOINT QALANDIYA CHECKPOINT ISRAELI SOLDIERS AT CHECKPOINT MEDICAL AND POLICE VEHICLES AT CHECKPOINT PEOPLE GATHERING OUTSIDE GATE OF THE CHECKPOINT, DEAD WOMAN IN BACKGROUND VARIOUS OF QALANDIYA CHECKPOINT
- Embargoed: 26th June 2021 15:11
- Keywords: Israel Palestinian army checkpoint
- Location: QALANDIYA CHECKPOINT, WEST BANK
- City: QALANDIYA CHECKPOINT, WEST BANK
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Middle East
- Reuters ID: LVA001EH3HMPZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES
An Israeli security guard shot and killed a knife-wielding Palestinian woman at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Saturday (June 12), Israeli police said.
There was no immediate comment from Palestinian officials about the incident, which took place at the Qalandiya crossing near the city of Ramallah.
Police said the 28-year-old woman approached the crossing and "ran towards the forces while holding a knife".
"A civilian security guard who recognised what was happening called on her to stop several times," a police statement said, adding that when the woman continued to move forward "the security guard then fired several bullets".
Israeli-Palestinian violence flared last month in 11 days of intense fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza. A fragile ceasefire is largely holding, though tension remains high.
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