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Palestinian Officials Say Israeli Troops Shot a Woman in West Bank

Palestinian Officials Say Israeli Troops Shot a Woman in West Bank

Friday, 7 August, 2020 - 13:00
Israeli forces [Majdi Mohammed/AP Photo]

A Palestinian women was shot dead in the West Bank where Israeli soldiers clashed with Palestinians on Friday, Palestinian medical officials said.


Palestinian officials said Israeli troops had shot the 23-year-old.


The woman’s family said she was shot while trying to close the window to her house in the town of Jenin because of tear gas outside.


An Israeli army spokesman claimed that a riot erupted while troops were operating in Jenin, Reuters reported.


“Palestinians fired live fire, hurled rocks and explosive devices towards the troops. The troops responded with riot dispersal means,” said an Israeli army spokesman.


However, local residents stressed that Palestinians had not used guns. They said people were throwing stones at Israeli forces that raided the area.


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