Photo credit: Screen shot Palestine TV
On 10 April, an unarmed Palestinian woman was shot dead by Israeli soldiers while she was crossing a military checkpoint near the village of Husan, west of Bethlehem.
She was identified as Ghada Ibrahim Sabatine, a 40-year-old widow and mother of six children, according to the Palestinian news agency Wafa.
The Israeli army confirmed it had opened fire on the woman, saying she “suspiciously” approached the soldiers despite “warning shots” to dissuade her.
Eyewitnesses, however, said that the occupation forces shot at the woman as she was walking in the street.
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, the woman was taken to Beit Jala hospital near Bethlehem, where she died after suffering massive blood loss.
The incident comes as Israeli forces carried out raids in the northern occupied West Bank following an attack on Israeli settlers in Tel Aviv on Thursday in which three people were killed by a Palestinian from the Jenin refugee camp.
On 7 April, Israeli forces surrounded the family home of Raad Hazem, the 28-year-old man who carried out a shooting attack on Israeli settlers in Tel Aviv.
The occupation forces entered the camp and deployed snipers. The forces faced strong armed resistance from the locals of Jenin as they tried to enter. Several Israeli officers were injured in the attempt.
The Palestinian health ministry announced that a young Palestinian man from Jenin was killed and three others were wounded during the clashes with Israeli forces.
Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum hailed the standoff by the people of Jenin against Israeli forces, stating: “We salute the heroic resistance of the youth of Jenin. Their actions will define the next stage in the confrontation with the Israeli occupier.”