On Sunday afternoon, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that the woman who was shot by the soldiers in Husan village, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, has died from her serious wounds.
The Ministry said the woman, Ghada Ibrahim Ali Sabateen, 48, a widowed mother of six children, was shot in the thigh and added that the bullet severed an artery, leading to excessive bleeding.
Eyewitnesses denied the military allegations about the alleged stabbing attempt and said the soldiers seemed to be very frightened and on edge when they installed the roadblock at the eastern entrance of Husan town.
They added that, immediately after seeing Ghada walking in their direction, they started shouting at her, startling her, and causing her to panic, before they fired two rounds at the woman although she posed no threat to them.
The soldiers left Ghada bleeding without first aid while they “secured the area”, and later allowed the Palestinian medics to reach her before taking her to Beit Jala governmental hospital.
Israeli daily Haaretz said, “Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian woman in her forties after she approached them in a suspicious manner”.
Haaretz also said “no weapons were found on her person”, and that the army is allegedly “investigating the incident.”
Video – Palestine TV
The slain woman cannot see in one eye, and her vision in the second eye is weak.
It is worth mentioning that the soldiers attacked and detained a Palestine TV crew and prevented them from documenting the unfolding events.
Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Eshteyya, denounced Sabateen’s killing and added that “the Israeli soldiers are ongoing with their terrorism against Palestinian civilians.”
The Prime Minister denounced “Israel’s state-sponsored terrorism” and the allegations the soldiers constantly use to justify the killings of the Palestinians.
Eshteyya also called on the International Community and all international legal and human rights groups to condemn the escalating Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people and act on stopping them.
Her funeral ceremony was held in Husan a few hours after the soldiers killed her.
Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Woman In Bethlehem
Apr 10, 2022, at 14:01
On Sunday, Israeli soldiers shot a Palestinian woman in Husan village, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.
Eyewitnesses said several army jeeps invaded the town and fired many live rounds, wounding a woman, 48 years of age.
They stated that the woman was just walking on the street when she was shot before the locals rushed her in a civilian car to a hospital in Bethlehem.
The wounded woman is a widowed mother of six children; she was shot at the eastern entrance of the village.
On Sunday dawn, the soldiers abducted two young men and summoned one for interrogation in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.
In addition, the soldiers abducted eight Palestinians, including two children, from their homes in Ramallah, Hebron, Nablus, and Jenin, in the occupied West Bank.
In related news, the soldiers invaded the town of Ya’bad, west of Jenin, shot a young man with a live round, caused dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, and abducted nine young men.
Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Nur Shams refugee camp and Atteel town in the northern West Bank governorate on Tulkarem, shot a young man, and abducted two others, including one who army dogs mauled.
Also, the soldiers abducted four Palestinians and injured three, one seriously, in Jericho and Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.