Israeli forces shoot Palestinian girl in West Bank

January, 2019

Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian woman in the West Bank city of Nablus on Monday, according to Israeli media. 

Border guards shot the woman in the leg after she ignored their calls to stop at the Zatara checkpoint south of Nablus, media reports said. 

The Palestinian woman was arrested by Israeli soldiers. 

The Israeli military has yet to issue a statement on the shooting. 

The Palestinian Health Ministry, for its part, said the girl was slightly injured, without giving further details. 

Local residents said Israeli forces shut the checkpoint between Ramallah and Nablus to Palestinian vehicles and prevented medics from reaching the scene.

Source: AA