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Israeli soldiers shoot, severely injure Palestinian woman in West Bank

Ahram Online , Friday 6 Nov 2015
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File photo of an Israeli soldier fireing a weapon towards Palestinians near the West Bank city of Ramallah October 30, 2015. (Photo:Reuters)
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A Palestinian woman was shot and severely wounded by Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday.

The Israeli occupation forces said that the woman attempted to ram Israeli soldiers with her car in the occupied West Bank.

According to a press release by the Palestinian Ministry of Health, two young men were also wounded when Israeli troops fired at the car, while another young man was injured by a rubber bullet.

All of the injured were rushed to a hospital in Hebron, Palestinian news agency Safa reported.

Palestinians have been protesting since the beginning of October against Israel's attempts to build more settlements in east Jerusalem and force out Arab residents of the city, which is the planned capital of a future Palestinian state.

More than 72 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli occupation forces since the beginning of October .

The current wave of protests and repression started in late July when toddler Ali Dawabsha was burned to death and three other Palestinians were severely injured after their house in the occupied West Bank was set on fire by Israeli settlers.

Palestinian protests were also triggered by an increase in Jewish visitors to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is considered the third holiest site in Islam. Palestinians fear that Israel is preparing to allow Jewish prayers in the mosque, which is currently not allowed.

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