Israeli officers kill Palestinian woman who tried to stab them

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Israeli paramilitary police officers shot dead a Palestinian woman who tried to attack them with scissors outside Jerusalem’s walled Old City on Wednesday, Israeli police said.

The incident occurred at Damascus Gate, a heavily guarded entrance to the Old City and scene of similar violence in the past, reports Reuters.

“Police responded to a life-threatening situation and the female terrorist was shot dead at the scene,” Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

Luba Samri, a police spokeswoman, said the 49-year-old woman had “approached a group of officers, pulled out a knife and tried to stab them”.

Rosenfeld later said the woman had used scissors and police video footage showed two still images of her standing behind a police barrier facing officers and brandishing a sharp object. The video also showed scissors on the ground.

Samri said the woman was a resident of East Jerusalem, which Israel captured along with the adjacent West Bank in the 1967 Middle East war and which Palestinians now seek for a state.

At least 241 Palestinians have been killed in Israel and the Palestinian Territories in a period of sporadic violence that began in October 2015 but has tapered off in recent months.

Rafiuzzaman Sifat

Md. Rafiuzzaman Sifat, a CSE graduate turned into journalist, works at News Hour as a staff reporter. He has many years of experience in featured writing in different Bangladeshi newspapers. He is an active blogger, story writer and social network activist. He published a book named 'Se Amar Gopon' inEkushe boi mela Dhaka 2016. Sifat got a BSc. from Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh. He also works as an Engineer at Bangla Trac Communications Ltd. As an avid traveler and a gourmet food aficionado, he is active in publishing restaurant reviews and cutting-edge articles about culinary culture.
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