Palestine: Palestinian woman shot by Israeli troops dies

23rd Sep 2015
Palestine: Palestinian woman shot by Israeli troops dies

JERUSALEM (AA): A Palestinian woman succumbed to her injuries after being shot by Israeli troops earlier Tuesday, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency has reported.

The Palestinian National Unity Government has demanded the United Nations to form an international investigation committee to look into the circumstances that led to the murder of Hadeel Hashlamoun, reports IMEMC News.

The PA government said images captured and published by the Youth Against Settlements Coalition, revealed that Hashlamoun posed no threat to the soldiers, and that the shooting, unlike military claims, was not justified.

The army claimed the young woman “attempted to stab a soldier,” but the pictures revealed she was not even close to any of the soldiers operating that Iron Gate of the Container Roadblock, in Hebron.

The Palestinian Government added that eyewitness reports revealed that, after the teenage girl was shot with several live rounds, the soldiers left her to bleed for 30 to 40 minutes.

Medics of the Palestinian Red Crescent tried to reach the wounded young woman, by the soldiers prevented them from approaching her. An Israeli ambulance arrived later on the scene, and moved her to the Share Zedek Hospital.

A video captured after the shooting, shows armed Israeli colonizers gathering at the scene, smiling and chatting, before a soldier dragged the body of the woman to pull her from the sidewalk.

An Israeli military spokesperson said the woman had been shot at an army checkpoint in the West Bank city of Hebron after trying to stab an Israeli soldier.

Local residents, however, dispute the army’s claims that the woman – identified as 18-year-old Hadeel Hashlmon – had attacked a soldier.

“The soldiers wanted her to remove her niqab [Islamic face covering], but she refused,” Issa Amro, director of Youth Against Settlements, a Hebron-based Palestinian activist group, told Anadolu Agency.

“When she tried to leave the checkpoint, they shot her,” he added.

According to Amro, volunteers from the group witnessed the incident.

Earlier the same day, they released photos that appeared to show Israeli soldiers pointing guns at the woman and lying her injured body on the ground.

The incident follows the death of a Palestinian man on Monday night, who, the Israeli army alleged, had died when an explosive device he had intended to throw detonated prematurely.

The Ma’an news agency, however, quoted local officials as saying that the 21-year-old had been shot dead by Israeli troops.

Tension has recently run high in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, with a number of clashes erupting after groups of Jewish settlers forced their way into various Muslim holy sites, including East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque complex.

Palestine hashla mouna shot by israeli soldier 22 sep dies of wounds on 22 9 15 hebron pho Palmedia imemc_1

[Hadeel Hashlmon lies injured bleeding after being shot by Israeli soldiers. The soldiers allowed her to continue to bleed without offering any help. Photo: Palmedia from IMEMC]

[Photo: Hadeel Hashimon being shot by Israeli soldier in Hebron Photgrapher Youth Against Settlements & WAFA from imemc]

2 Responses to “Palestine: Palestinian woman shot by Israeli troops dies”

Ian Barnettt.September 24, 2015

My information is different. It seems she was known to the authorities as a potential threat but also that she told her boyfriend the previous day not to expect to see her again.

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Ian Barnettt.September 24, 2015

Oh forgot, there is nothing islamic about a niquab. It is a cultural matter and nothing whatsoever to do with islam. Time you guys understood what the cult islam is! 🙂

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