VIDEO: Israeli soldiers leave 21-year-old shot Palestinian woman bleeding for hours
Ahram Online, , Monday 15 Feb 2016

Israeli forces shot a 21-year old Palestinian female in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron on Sunday and left her bleeding for hours, the Palestinian Ma'an news agency reported.

Yasmine Rashad Al-Zaro was shot in three different parts of her body and "remained bleeding for long hours" before she was taken to an Israeli hospital in the occupied east Jerusalem, stated the agency.

Video footage on social media outlets showed Israeli soldiers preventing residents of the town from providing aid to a bleeding Yasmine lying on the street pavement, knocking over a man in a wheel-chair who attempted to help her, before chasing angry bystanders with gunfire.

Video courtesy of Shehab News Agency

According to official Palestinian sources who spoke to Ma'an, Yasmine is still alive and being treated in the Israeli hospital.

Israeli officials had earlier reported her death.

The shooting of Yasmine took place on a day in which Israel shot and killed three other Palestinian protesters. It is one of the latest incidents in which Israeli soldiers use live ammunition against Palestinian protesters in the occupied Palestinian territories in the last four months.

According to an AFP count, 172 Palestinians. have been killed since the start of October.

Also 26 Israelis, an American, a Sudanese and an Eritrean were killed in the same period.