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Palestinian Israeli conflict

Israel border guard shoots, kills Palestinian woman allegedly carrying a knife

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Israeli police said a border guard shot and killed a Palestinian woman on Saturday who was allegedly carrying a knife as she walked toward the guards stationed at the crossing point.

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The border guard at the Qalandiya crossing point, between Jerusalem and the West Bank, had reportedly told the the woman to stop multiple times, before opening fire, the Israeli police added.

Several amateur videos captured by Palestinians at the crossing showed the woman lying on the ground at the Israeli side of the crossing. Police later said she was a 28-year old Palestinian woman. Local Palestinian media reports, citing witnesses, said the woman “was left to die” after she was shot.

The police did not give further details.

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