September 18, 2019: Nayfa Mohammad Ali Ka’abna, 50, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers at Qalandia checkpoint near Jerusalem.
|Update: September 25, 2020: More than a year after her death, Israeli soldiers transferred, on Friday evening, September 25, 2020, the corpse of a Palestinian mother back to her family in Jericho, in the West Bank.|
Israeli sources have confirmed that the wounded Palestinian woman, who was shot by the soldiers after an alleged stabbing attempt, later died from her injuries.
The slain Palestinian woman was later identified as Nayfa Mohammad Ali Ka’abna, 50, from Aqbat Jabr refugee camp, near Jericho in the West Bank.
After she was shot, she was left bleeding for a long time, before an Israeli ambulance moved her to Hadassah Israeli Medical Center in Jerusalem, where she succumbed to her wounds.
Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that the soldiers saw the woman and ordered her to stop, “but she did not heed to their commands, and pulled out a knife” before the soldiers shot her.
Following the incident, the soldiers closed the terminal and maced many Palestinians with pepper-spray while trying to remove them from the area.
A video filmed by a Palestinian bystander shows soldiers several meters away from the woman before one of them shot her, then a soldier approached her and kicked an object away from her.
The soldiers then closed the area and ordered the Palestinian cars away.
Israeli sources have confirmed that nobody else was injured in the incident and added that an army probe is underway.
Following the incident, the soldiers closed the terminal, and maced many Palestinians with pepper-spray while trying to remove them from the area.
Nayfa was from Aqbat Jabr refugee camp, near Jericho in the West Bank. . Source: IMEMC