Female Palestinian teen killed by Israeli police in alleged stabbing attempt

AP , Wednesday 30 Jan 2019

Israeli police say officers shot and killed a female Palestinian teenager who allegedly attempted to stab security personnel at a West Bank checkpoint near Jerusalem.

Police say the 16-year-old girl drew a knife on the officers, who then opened fire. No Israelis were wounded.

A police security video of Wednesday's incident appears to show the girl lunge at one of the officers at the checkpoint before she was shot. It is unclear how close the knife got to the officer, who jumped away while a second officer shoots her.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld called the incident a "deadly situation."

Israel is often accused with using excessive force against Palestinians. 
*This story was edited by Ahram Online. 
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