Ibtisam Khaled Ka’abna

June 12, 2021: Ibtisam Khaled Ka’abna, 28, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers at the Qalandia Terminal, north of occupied Jerusalem, after she allegedly attempted to attack them.

The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that the slain woman, Ibtisam Khaled Ka’abna, 28, is a former political prisoner, who was abducted in the year 2015 and was imprisoned for 18 months.

Her brother, Khaled Mohammad Ka’abna, stated that the soldiers shot his sister at the terminal, and left her bleeding on the ground without any medical attention until she succumbed to her wounds.

Khaled added that his slain sister is a married mother of one child.

Israeli sources claimed that the woman “was yielding a knife”, while the “Times of Israel” alleged she “ran towards the soldiers while brandishing a knife.” No soldiers were hurt in the alleged attack.

Videos from the scene show the woman far away from any soldier when she was shot. Palestinian analysts point out that even if she had been holding a knife (which may or may not have been the case), the soldiers had the option to injure her at least instead of delivering fatal shots and leaving her without medical treatment until she bled to death.

Ibtisam was from Aqbat Jaber refugee camp in Jericho. Source: IMEMC