Israeli Forces Shoot and Kill a Young Palestinian Woman Near Hebron


Israeli occupation forces shot and killed, on Wednesday, a Palestinian woman, north of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank, the Ministry of Health confirmed.

At the entrance to the al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron city, occupation soldiers shot 31-year-old Ghofran Warasnah in the chest with live ammunition, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

Ghofran Warasnah – WAFA

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) stated that soldiers did not allow for paramedics to provide first aid to the seriously injured woman for at least 20 minutes after she was shot.

The PRCS added that the wounded young woman was transferred to the al-Ahli hospital in Hebron, where medical teams attempted to resuscitate her with no success. Doctors later pronounced the young woman dead, shortly after arrival to hospital.

The slain woman, from the village of al-Shuyukh, northeast of Hebron, was a former prisoner, having been released in April after spending 3 months in occupation jails.

Working as a journalist, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in media from Hebron University.

The Israeli army alleged that the young woman “tried to stab Israeli soldiers, before they shot and neutralized her,” although no soldiers were injured.

Dozens of mourners received the body of the slain woman from an ambulance at the entrance to the al-Arroub refugee camp, while soldiers attempted to block the funeral procession.

Quds Press

The army fired concussion grenades and tear gas canisters at the crowd of people carrying the body of the slain woman.

Mourners were able to proceed from the slain woman’s home in the al-Arroub refugee camp to the town’s cemetery where her body was laid to rest.

No injuries were reported from the funeral.

This incident bears resemblance to the murder of veteran Palestinian journalist Shirene Abu Aqleh, who was shot by Israeli forces in the the Al-Jabriyat neighborhood of Jenin on May 11, and the attack on her funeral in Jerusalem.

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Sources: WAFA, Quds Press, Quds Press, Quds Press

Photo: Quds Press


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