Iman Ziad Ahmad Odah

May 04, 2023: Iman Ziad Ahmed Odeh, 26, was killed by Israeli soldiers near Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, after the army claimed she attacked soldiers, mildly wounding one.

Media sources said the soldiers shot Iman with a live round in the chest near Einabus junction in the center of Huwwara town, south of Nablus.

After shooting the young woman, the army closed the area and refused to allow Palestinian medics to approach her.

Later on, Palestinian Red Crescent medics (PRCS) were able to reach Iman and perform the urgently needed medical attention before rushing her to Rafidia hospital in Nablus where she was officially pronounced dead.

The Israeli army claimed the woman attacked a soldier with a knife, but the soldier pushed her away and shot her, and added that another security officer also opened fire at the woman.

According to the military, the wounded soldier suffered a mild injury and was moved to an Israeli hospital.

Her death brings the number of slain Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers and paramilitary colonizers since the beginning of this year to 107, including 20 children and two women.

Earlier in the morning, Israeli soldiers killed three young Palestinian men and injured at least four after the undercover force infiltrated the Old City of Nablus, and surrounded a home before dozens of military vehicles invaded the area.

In a statement, the Palestinian Health Ministry identified the slain Palestinians as Moath Masri, 35, Hasan Qatanani, 35, and Ibrahim Jabr, 45.

Iman, (also transliterated as Eman Ahmad Odah), was from Huwwara, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Source: IMEMC