Israeli soldier kills Palestinian woman near Hebron


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian woman was shot and killed near Hebron by an Israeli soldier.

A second woman was shot and wounded in the Jan. 23 incident, according to reports. 

According to an initial Israel Defense Forces investigation, a group of Israeli soldiers were ambushed by rocks and firebombs before opening fire on their attackers.

It was not known if the women were involved in the ambush, Haaretz reported.

Ynet quoted Palestinian sources in the West Bank as saying the dead woman was waiting at a bus stop to attend classes at a local college when she was shot.

The incident occurred on a highway near the Al-Aroub refugee camp. Following the incident, Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops clashed near the camp.

Also on Jan, 23, a Palestinian teen shot in the head during clashes with Israeli troops near Bethlehem five days earlier died of his wounds.

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