A Palestinian medical source in Bethlehem reported that a 70-year-old died on Gilo checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
The source stated that Zahra Issa Zboun, 70, from al-Azza refugee camp in Bethlehem, died after the Israeli soldiers barred her from crossing into Jerusalem to conduct Friday prayers at al-Aqsa mosque, in Jerusalem.
Zboun was waiting under the sun for several hours, which increased the level of her blood pressure, especially amidst the extremely hot weather in the area.
Soldiers forced Zboun, along with hundreds of residents to wait under the son for longs periods without allowing them to cross into Jerusalem.
Soldiers, and since early morning hours closed several roadblocks and crossings in the Palestinian territories barring the residents from moving between the Palestinian area, in addition to closing the Rafah border crossing leading to Egypt, and the Eretz crossing which leads to the industrial zone in the Gaza Strip, and to Israel.