Palestinian woman shot dead after stabbing Israel soldier

AFP , Thursday 4 May 2023

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian woman in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the Palestinian health ministry said, in what the Israeli army called a "stabbing attack".

Palestinian medics evacuate a wounded protester during an Israeli army raid in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus on May 4, 2023. ( AFP)


Iman Odeh, 26, was "killed by a bullet to the chest fired by the occupation soldiers in Huwara, south of Nablus," a ministry statement said.

The Israeli army said an assailant stabbed a soldier, who was "lightly injured" and taken to hospital for treatment. The attacker was "neutralized", it added.

Huwara was the scene of a rampage by dozens of Israeli settlers in February in which more than 350 Palestinians were injured and dozens of homes and vehicles torched.

Thursday's violence came just hours after an Israeli raid on Nablus in which security forces shot dead three Palestinians blamed for killing a British-Israeli woman and two of her daughters in the West Bank last month.

With the latest deaths, 106 Palestinians have been killed in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict so far this year.


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