Israeli forces shot a Palestinian woman dead, on Wednesday, while she was in her car at the entrance to Hizma town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the slain woman as Mai Afaneh, 29, from Abu Dis town, southeast of occupied Jerusalem.

WAFA correspondent stated that the Israeli forces opened fire at Afaneh, when she drove her vehicle down an under construction road, at the entrance to Hizma town.

The army claimed that the slain woman “attempted to ram her car into a number of Israeli soldiers before exiting the vehicle with a knife” the Anadolu Agency reported.

Furthermore the military declared that that the woman was “neutralized” while one Israeli soldier was lightly injured, no further details were provided.

Post from the Wadi Hilweh Information Center