Palestinian woman tries to stab Israeli guards, shot dead

Israeli soldiers stand guard at the al-Zaim checkpoint on the outskirts of east Jerusalem. (AFP)

A Palestinian woman tried to stab Israeli guards at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Wednesday, Israeli police said, with Palestinian officials reporting she was shot dead.

“At the security checkpoint at Zaim a female suspect attempted to stab security guards that were on patrol in the area” and “units responded”, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said in a statement, without giving further details.

The Palestinian health ministry said the woman was killed by Israeli fire east of Jerusalem.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:58 - GMT 06:58