Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Tuesday morning, a Palestinian woman at Huwwara checkpoint, south of the West Bank city of Nablus.

An Israeli military source said on Tuesday that a 37-year-old Palestinian woman was shot and killed after stabbing a female soldier in the face; the soldier was lightly hurt.

“The woman arrived at the checkpoint wearing a jacket; she proceeded towards the soldier, pulled a knife and stabbed her”, Israeli army source reported.

An officer of the paratroopers unit, present at the checkpoint, fired at the woman, who suffered serious wounds, and died at an Israeli hospital. 

The injured soldier was treated by Magen David Admon paramedics and hospitalized.

Troops closed Huwwara checkpoint and barred the residents from crossing it; soldiers fired live rounds in the air and used loud speakers ordering the resident to leave the area.