Palestinian waving knife at checkpoint shot dead, says Israel police

A number of rights groups have raised concerns that Israeli security forces have used excessive force when confronting Palestinians who carried out attacks or were suspected of doing

A number of rights groups have raised concerns that Israeli security forces have used excessive force when confronting Palestinians who carried out attacks or were suspected of doing

A Palestinian woman was shot and killed by an Israeli guard when she threatened soldiers with a knife at the Qalandia checkpoint outside Jerusalem early Wednesday morning.

Middle East Eye has confirmed that the video is authentic.

It is with mentioning that Ala' was shot by the soldiers, who alleged that she carried a knife, and was left bleeding on the ground with any medical treatment before she was later moved to an Israeli hospital where she was immediately pronounced dead.

A number of local and global human rights groups have raised concerns that Israeli security forces have used excessive force when confronting Palestinians who carried out attacks or were suspected of doing so.

The Palestinian health ministry said a woman shot at Qalandia had died.

Police subsequently posted an image of the knife on Twitter.

Soldiers attacked Palestinians attempting to cross the checkpoint with pepper spray and closed down the checkpoint in both directions.

Secretary General of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Saeb Erekat told "Voice of Palestine" Radio that the initial results of the Israeli parliamentary elections showed that the competition was between two parties: one called for deepening the apartheid and the other called for keeping the situation as it is.