Israeli stabbed, Palestinian woman shot dead in West Bank attacks

(JTA) – A Palestinian 72-year-old woman died of wounds she sustained in what Israeli police said was her attempt to kill soldiers.

Israeli troops stationed outside Hebron shout and seriously injured the woman, whose husband died in clashes with Israeli troops in the 1980s. They said Tharwat al-Sharawi had tried to run over them. The soldiers were unharmed.

Ayoub, the woman’s son, told Ynet his mother did not intend to kill anyone and that she was shot unprovoked. He was not present at the scene of the incident.

Separately, an Israeli man was severely wounded in a stabbing attack outside a supermarket in the West Bank.

Security forces cordoned off the area Friday at around noon and began searching for the attacker, who escaped the scene, Army Radio reported.

Initial reports said the stabbing victim at the Sha’ar Binyamin industrial zone, five miles north of Jerusalem, was being treated by paramedics at the scene, who tried to stop his bleeding before his evacuation to a hospital.

Also on Friday, a firebomb was hurled at an Israeli vehicle south of Hebron, near the West Bank settlement of Omarim, Israel Radio reported. No one was hurt in the incident.

Israeli troops searching the site of the attack found a cache of firebombs and some stones.


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