Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Palestinian girl shot dead after alleged attack near Tulkarem


BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli military officer shot and killed a Palestinian teenage girl at a checkpoint east of Tulkarem on Tuesday, saying that she had attempted to stab him, Israel's army said.

An Israeli army spokesperson said that the officer killed the girl at a checkpoint near the illegal settlement of Enav east of Tulkarem in the northern West Bank because she posed an "immediate danger" to him. The Israeli officer was not injured during the encounter.

A spokesperson for the Palestinian Red Crescent said that one of their emergency teams arrived on the scene shortly afterward. She confirmed that the girl had no vital signs.

However, the team was prevented from taking away the girl's body, which was instead taken away in an Israeli army medical jeep. more

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