Palestinian killed by Israeli forces after car attack

Jerusalem, March 4 (IANS) A Palestinian woman was shot dead by Israeli security forces in the West Bank on Friday after she allegedly attempted to run over a soldier and injured him.

The incident occurred early Friday, around 7.00 a.m. (local time), at a road junction leading to the Jewish settlements of Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem.

The Israeli military said the woman drove her car into a soldier who was on duty at the Gush Etzion junction, Efe news agency reported.

The soldier was injured and taken to hospital. The forces immediately shot the attacker resulting in her death.

A knife was found in the woman’s vehicle, a military statement said.

According to the hospital, the soldier was in stable condition.

The event was part of the wave of violence which started last October, resulting in the death of 186 Palestinians and 30 Israelis, since the violence began.

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