'Israeli forces fatally shot a Palestinian woman near the Qalandiya checkpoint separating Ramallah from Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday.
Israeli police claimed that Alaa Wahdan was walking towards its forces on a pathway designated for vehicles when they asked her to stop.
They added that the 28-year-old from nearby Qalandiya refugee camp pulled out a knife before a security guard shot and injured her in the legs.
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In the video above, Wahdan appears to pose no plausible danger to anyone around her when she is shot.
“They could have controlled her,” bystander Mohammed Hammad Jaradat told the publication Middle East Eye.
“They were five soldiers and she was some seven meters away.”
According to eyewitnesses, Wahdan was left to bleed without first aid.
Photos show the woman lying on the ground in a large pool of blood.
She was eventually transferred to Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem for treatment, where she was pronounced dead.
Israeli forces prevented medical personnel from the Palestine Red Crescent Society from reaching Wahdan to provide emergency treatment, the group stated.
Occupation forces have habitually denied first aid to Palestinians they have shot, causing them to bleed to death.
No Israeli soldiers were injured during the incident, as in many previous cases in which an alleged Palestinian attacker was killed.
Palestinians in a nearby vehicle filmed the shooting and circulated the video on social media. In the video above, they can be heard saying, “he shot her in the leg.”
A metal object appears to fall near Wahdan, which one of the armed Israelis kicks with his foot.
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