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Israeli troops shoot dead a Palestinian woman

AFP , Friday 4 Mar 2016
Israeli security forces gather at the scene of a car ramming attack in the Gush Etzion junction on March 4, 2016, south of Jerusalem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank (Photo: AFP)
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A Palestinian woman was shot dead by Israeli troops after she injured an Israeli soldier in a car-ramming attack in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the army said.

"An assailant rammed her car into a soldier guarding the Gush Etzion junction," it said in a statement. "Forces on site, responding to the imminent threat, shot the woman, resulting in her death. A knife was found in the assailant's car."

Jerusalem's Shaarei Tzedek hospital, where the soldier was taken, described his injury as "light".

Gush Etzion junction, a major intersection near a large block of Israeli settlements in the southern occupied West bank, is a major hub for hitchhiking soldiers and settlers on the road between Hebron and Jerusalem.

A wave of violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories since October has killed 181 Palestinians, according to an AFP toll.

Some of the Palestinians who died in the violence were killed by Israeli forces were claimed to be carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks.

Most were shot dead by Israeli forces during clashes or demonstrations.

*The story was edited by Ahram Online.

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