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Palestinian woman, boy shot dead by Israeli forces at Qalandiya checkpoint
Thursday April 28, 2016 11:02 PM, Agencies

The Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday shot dead a young Palestinian woman and a boy after an alleged stab attempt at the Qalandiya checkpoint, north of occupied Jerusalem.

The Israeli police spokesperson said that two suspects, a young man and a young woman, approached the vehicular path leading through the military checkpoint and walked quickly towards border police officers, the woman carrying a knife in her hand.

The spokesperson claimed that the officers ordered the suspects to halt before opening fire on them.

An eyewitness told Ma'an news agency that Israeli forces fired more than 15 rounds into the woman’s body, and confirmed her death. Witnesses also confirmed that the boy, who approached the woman after she was killed, was shot dead by the Israeli forces as well.

The Palestinian Red Crescent reported that Israeli forces denied Palestinian paramedics’ access to the woman and boy for medical treatment.

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