Israeli soldiers killed, on Thursday morning, a Palestinian woman near the Chain Gate, leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem.

The Israeli police claimed the woman, 30, carried a sharp object and attempted to stab officers before they delivered the fatal shots, and added that she is from Qabatia, south of Jenin, in northern West Bank.

It also claimed that the woman exited the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound through the Chain Gate, and “pulled a knife out before attempting to stab officers, before they fired live rounds at her.”

Eyewitnesses said the woman was still alive, but seriously injured and unable to move, and added that the police prevented anybody from reaching her to render the urgently needed first aid before she succumbed to her wounds.

The woman was later identified as Isra’ khaleed Khzaimiah, 30, a married mother of four children, the youngest are four and two years of age, from Qabatia town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Photo Of the four children of the slain Palestinian mother

The Israeli police and the army then closed the entire area and declared it a closed zone, preventing the Palestinians, including school children, from leaving or entering it.

The soldiers also closed many roads and installed various roadblocks in several areas of East Jerusalem, especially near and around Al-Aqsa Mosque.