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Palestinian woman shot dead by Israelis in West Bank after attempted attack: Official

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A Palestinian woman was shot dead in the West Bank on Wednesday after attempting to ram Israeli soldiers with her car and attack them with a knife, the army and Palestinian health ministry said.

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The Israeli army said, “an assailant arrived in her car and attempted to ram into a number of IDF soldiers” near Hizma, south of Ramallah, before she “exited her vehicle with a knife drawn.”

“The soldiers responded with fire towards the assailant and neutralized her,” it said, with the Palestinian health ministry pronouncing her dead.

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