Woman killed in Israeli raid in Gaza

A Palestinian woman has been shot and killed during an Israeli army raid in the West Bank town of Nablus.

by
    More than 3500 people have been killed in the second Intifada

    According to Palestinian security and medical sources, Imtiyaz Abu Ras, 38, was hit by a bullet in the neck during the raid early on Thursday morning on the West Bank’s largest town.

     

    The incident occurred shortly before dawn when about ten Israeli tanks and more than 50 jeeps, backed by at least one helicopter, pushed into the area, provoking exchanges of fire with Palestinian gunmen.

     

    Abu Ras was shot inside her home in Nablus's old city, the Casbah. Her nephew Rami Abu Ras told Aljazeera.net that Abu Ras was standing in her kitchen next to a window when an Israeli soldier fired at her, killing her instantly.

     

    Other witnesses told Aljazeera.net Israeli troops did not allow an ambulance to transfer her to hospital.

     

    The army later pulled out of the old city without having made any arrests, the same sources added.

     

    The latest death brings the overall toll since the outbreak of

    the Palestinian Intifada in late September 2000 to 3592, including 2677 Palestinians and 849 Israelis. 

    SOURCE: Aljazeera + Agencies


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR



    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Meet the hardline group willing to do anything, including going against their government, to claim land for Israel.