Israeli guards shoot knife-wielding Palestinian woman

A Palestinian woman was shot and wounded yesterday after approaching an Israeli security checkpoint near Jerusalem with a knife. She was taken to hospital and is in "serious condition", said the authorities. The woman, who is 35 and from Issawiya, in
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A Palestinian woman was shot and wounded yesterday after approaching an Israeli security checkpoint near Jerusalem with a knife.

She was taken to hospital and is in "serious condition", said the authorities.

The woman, who is 35 and from Issawiya, in East Jerusalem, had approached the crossing point in Qalandia despite repeated warnings from guards to stop.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 31, 2016, with the headline 'Israeli guards shoot knife-wielding Palestinian woman'. Print Edition | Subscribe