- Title: Palestinian woman shot dead after alleged car-ramming on Israeli troops
- Date: 16th June 2021
- Summary: HIZMA, WEST BANK (JUNE 16, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF ISRAELI SOLDIERS COVERING SCENE, VEHICLE FROM ALLEGED CAR-RAMMING VARIOUS OF ISRAELI SOLDIERS GATHERED AT SCENE OF ALLEGED CAR-RAMMING VEHICLE OF PALESTINIAN WHO WAS SHOT DEAD AFTER ALLEGED CAR-RAMMING SIGN READING (Arabic English, Hebrew): "HIZMA, JERICHO" PARAMEDICS WALKING AT SCENE VEHICLES PASSING BY SCENE VARIOUS OF ISRAELI SOLDIERS AND PARAMEDICS STANDING AT SCENE
- Embargoed: 30th June 2021 11:26
- Keywords: Israel Palestinians attack
- Location: HIZMA, WEST BANK
- City: HIZMA, WEST BANK
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Middle East
- Reuters ID: LVA001EHNJ613
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Israeli troops on Wednesday (June 16) shot a Palestinian motorist who tried to ram them in the occupied West Bank and then brandished a knife, the military said, and Palestinian officials said she had been killed.
The incident comes amid increased tensions after a Jewish nationalist march in Jerusalem on Tuesday (June 15) drew the launch of incendiary balloons across the Gaza border and retaliatory Israeli air strikes.
The military said the Palestinian woman "attempted to ram into a number of IDF (Israel Defence Forces) soldiers" near the Palestinian village of Hizma, northeast of Jerusalem.
"After the car-ramming attempt, the assailant exited her vehicle with a knife drawn ... The soldiers responded with fire towards the assailant and neutralised her," the military said in a written statement.
The Palestinian health ministry said the woman died of her injuries. There was no word of Israeli casualties.
The West Bank has seen a rise of violent incidents in recent weeks.
On Thursday, Israeli special forces killed an Islamic Jihad militant and two Palestinian security men in an exchange of fire during on the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
Two Palestinians were killed in separate incidents on Friday and Saturday, the first during a clash with Israeli troops in the West Bank and the second while wielding a knife at military checkpoint near Jerusalem.
(Production: Sinan Abu Mayzer, Suheir Sheikh)
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