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Israeli occupation forces shoot Palestinian woman at West Bank crossing

AFP , Monday 27 Feb 2017

A Palestinian woman suspected of intending to attack Israeli guards at a West Bank checkpoint into Jerusalem was shot and injured by security forces on Monday, police claimed.

The 30-year-old woman walked towards the guards at the Qalandia checkpoint using the vehicle-only lane "all the time clutching her handbag in a way that made them suspicious", police spokeswoman Luba Samri wrote in a statement.

She had ignored repeated orders to halt and they opened fire.

The Palestinian woman was slightly injured and taken by Israeli ambulance for medical treatment, Samri added, without specifying if any suspect items were found in her handbag.

Since October 2015, Israeli occupation forces have killed at least 252 Palestinians. Meanwhile, attacks by frustrated and unarmed Palestinians have killed 41 Israelis, two Americans, a Jordanian, an Eritrean and a Sudanese.

The rate of attacks has declined sharply in recent months.

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