Checkpoint Guards Shoot Knife-Carrying Palestinian Woman

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The Times of Israel reports: Israeli security guards at the Qalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem shot a Palestinian woman in the leg Tuesday after she charged at them and ignored calls to stop, police said.

A police statement said a Palestinian woman, roughly 18 years old from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Aqab, approached the checkpoint and walked into the inspection area for cars. She then ran at security guards “who told her to stop multiple times,”

When the woman ignored their warning, the guards shot at her legs, the statement said. The woman was lightly injured and Magen David Adom paramedics treated her at the scene.

A police bomb disposal expert was called in to check the woman’s bag, and found a knife inside.

After the incident, rioting broke out at the site, a key crossing between Jerusalem and Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian Authority. Police responded with riot-control munitions.

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