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Israeli forces shoot Palestinian woman at West Bank crossing

QALANDIA: A Palestinian woman at a West Bank checkpoint into Jerusalem was shot and injured by the Israeli occupation forces on Monday, police said.

The 30-year-old woman walked towards the guards at the Qalandia checkpoint using the vehicle-only lane “all the time clutching her handbag in a way that made them suspicious”, Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri claimed in a statement.

She had ignored repeated orders to halt and they opened fire, claimed Israeli official.

The Palestinian woman got injured and Israeli forces took her into custody immediate after the sad incident.

It is yet not cleared that any suspect items were found in the Palestinian woman handbag.

Since a wave of violence broke out in October 2015,  252 Palestinians, two Americans, a Jordanian, an Eritrean and a Sudanese have died. Tel Aviv has claimed that 41 Israelis are also died during last 15months.

Israeli authorities claim that most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks but independent sources close to the situation have different stories. Majority of Palestinians were killed  during protests, in clashes or Israeli air raids on Gaza.