Israeli Forces Kill Two Palestinian Women, One Jewish Man

Israeli forces killed two Palestinian woman and one Jewish man in three separate incidents on April 10, authorities and local media said.

On April 10 morning, Israeli forces fatally shot a Palestinian woman as she approached a checkpoint near the West Bank village of Husan, to the west of Bethlehem.

The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the woman as Ghada Ibrahim Sabateen, 47, a widowed mother of six.

Sabateen was taken to the hospital but died after losing large amounts of blood, the ministry said.

According to the Israeli army, soldiers told Sabateen to stop as she approached the checkpoint, but failed to do so.

The Israeli army also said that no weapons were found on Sabateen and that they launched an investigation.

A video of the incident appeared to show Sabateen breaking into a run as she moved forward, then, according to the army, soldiers “fired towards the suspect’s lower body.”

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh condemned the killing and called for the international community to “hold Israel accountable for this heinous crime.”

Hours later, Israeli forces fatally shot a Palestinian woman who had stabbed and lightly wounded an Israeli border officer, Israeli police said.

The incident occurred near Hebron’s holiest site, which the Jews call the Cave of the Patriarchs while the Muslims call it Ibrahimi Mosque.

In the evening, police in the Israeli city of Ashkelon said that a soldier “neutralized” a Jewish man who tried to steal a gun from a female soldier.

The man had a history of mental illness, according to Israeli media reports.

The incidents came as tensions mount between Palestine and Israeli after a series of deadly attacks by Palestinian gunmen on Israeli civilians.

Israeli soldiers have conducted sweeping operations in the West Bank in response.


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