Israeli soldiers shot, and seriously wounded, on Wednesday evening, a Palestinian teenage girl, near the Etzion colony block, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, after she allegedly tried to ram them with a car. Initial information revealed that the girl has no driverâ€™s license, and never had any driving lessons.
The girl has been identified as Fatima Jibrin â€˜Ayed Taqatqa, 15, from Beit Fajjar town, close to the incident location, south of Bethlehem.
Initial information indicates that the girl does not have a driverâ€™s license, was not experienced in driving a car, and likely became scared seeing the soldiers at the intersection before losing control of her vehicle.
The girl crossed the median of the street, and struck metal bars protecting a bus stop in the opposite direction.
The soldiers opened fire on the car, seriously wounding Fatima, alleging that the incident was a deliberate attack.