On Monday evening, Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian woman after an alleged stabbing attempt near the “Gush Etzion” bloc of settlements, southwest of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank.

According to the occupation army, a young Palestinian woman exited a civilian vehicle, and allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli settler, when soldiers shot and injured her.

The woman was taken by ambulance to hospital for treatment after soldiers shot her with live rounds in the shoulder and leg, the Ministry of Health confirmed.

The woman, who was moderately injured, was identified as Fatima Shaheen, 33, from the Dheisheh refugee camp, on the outskirts of Bethlehem in the southern West Bank.

Army sources reported that a 40-year-old settler was moderately injured after the alleged attack, and transferred to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem for treatment.