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Palestinian woman killed by Israeli army near military checkpoint in West Bank

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Ramallah, April 22 A Palestinian woman was killed by Israeli gunfire near a military checkpoint in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said in a statement.

Palestinian security sources said on Sunday that the Israeli army shot at Labiba Faza Sidqi Ghannam, a 43-year-old woman from the city of Tubas, at the Hamra checkpoint in the Jordan Valley, prevented ambulance personnel from reaching her and closed the military checkpoint. in both directions.

Meanwhile, Israeli public radio reported that Ghannam tried to stab the soldiers at the checkpoint without causing any casualties, Xinhua news agency reported.

The incident brings to 16 the death toll among Palestinians from Israeli gunfire in the West Bank in the past 24 hours.

The West Bank has witnessed escalating tensions, marked by armed clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians in several towns, villages and camps since the start of the Israeli-Hamas conflict in the Gaza Strip on October 7, 2023.

Since then, Israel has killed more than 480 Palestinians through airstrikes and gunfire in various parts of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

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