JERUSALEM Israeli paramilitary law enforcement officers shot and killed a Palestinian woman who tried using to assault them with a knife outside the house Jerusalem’s walled Old Town on Wednesday, law enforcement spokesmen claimed.
The incident occurred at Damascus Gate, a intensely guarded entrance to the Old Town and the scene of related violence in the earlier.
“Law enforcement responded to a life-threatening circumstance and the female terrorist was shot useless at the scene,” law enforcement spokesman Micky Rosenfeld claimed.
Luba Samri, a law enforcement spokeswoman, claimed the forty nine-yr-aged woman had “approached a team of officers, pulled out a knife and tried using to stab them”. She claimed the woman was a resident of East Jerusalem, which Israel captured together with the West Bank in the 1967 Center East war.
At least 241 Palestinians have been killed in Israel and the Palestinian Territories in a period of sporadic violence that started in Oct 2015 but has tapered off in latest months.
Israel says at least 161 ended up Palestinians who released stabbing, taking pictures or ramming assaults applying vehicles on Israelis right before currently being killed by Israeli security forces. Some others died throughout clashes and protests.
Two American travellers and 37 Israelis have been killed in these kinds of incidents due to the fact the violence started.
Israel has accused the Palestinian management of inciting the it. The Palestinian Authority, which routines constrained self-rule in the occupied West Bank, denies incitement and expenses that in several instances, Israel has utilised excessive power in thwarting attackers armed with rudimentary weapons.
(Producing by Ori Lewis Modifying by Jeffrey Heller and Mark Trevelyan)