Palestinian woman shot dead in West Bank

23-year-old woman was shot dead at checkpoint near city of Qalqilya

Palestinian woman shot dead in West Bank

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Palestinian woman was shot dead by Israeli security guards at a checkpoint in the north of the occupied West Bank on Monday, officials said.

Guards fired warning shots after the woman was seen approaching a checkpoint near the city of Qalqilya. She was shot after refusing to stop, the Israeli defence ministry said. 

Palestinian police identified her as Rasha Uweisseh, 23 and from Qalqilya.

The incident is the latest in a weeks-long wave of violence in Israel and the West Bank that has also spread to the Gaza Strip

It came as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington to meet U.S. President Barack Obama for the first time in more than a year.

Netanyahu's meeting with Obama will centre on U.S. defence aid to Israel following the July nuclear accord between major powers and Iran, but the violence between Israelis and Palestinians is also expected to be discussed.

Attacks since the start of October have left 74 Palestinians dead. Ten Israelis and one Arab Israeli have also been killed.

Last Mod: 09 Kasım 2015, 10:22
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