Ramallah: A Palestinian woman was killed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank on Wednesday, with the army claiming that the woman tried to ram soldiers with a car.
The Israeli army said “an assailant arrived in her car and attempted to ram into a number of IDF soldiers” near Hizma, south of Ramallah, before she “exited her vehicle with a knife drawn.”
“The soldiers responded with fire towards the assailant and neutralised her,” it said.
The Palestinian health ministry said the woman died of her wounds.
“The Palestinian civil liaison informed the health ministry of the death of a woman shot by (Israeli forces) in Hizma,” it said in a statement, citing the organisation that coordinates with Israel on military and civilian issues concerning the occupied West Bank.