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Israeli troops kill Palestinian woman for ramming vehicle into parked car

Knife attacks, shooting and car ramming by Palestinians have killed 32 Israelis and two visiting US citizens over the past eight months.Israeli forces have shot dead at least 198 Palestinians. Photograph: (Reuters)

Reuters Jerusalem, Israel Jun 24, 2016, 02.21 PM (IST)
Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian woman who rammed a vehicle into a parked car near an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank today, injuring two people sitting inside, the army said.

"Forces on site responded and fired toward the attacker, resulting in her death," a military spokeswoman said.

Palestinian officials had no immediate comment.

Knife attacks, shooting and car ramming attacks by Palestinians have killed 32 Israelis and two visiting US citizens over the past eight months. Israeli forces have shot dead at least 198 Palestinians, 135 of whom Israel has said were assailants. Others were killed in clashes and protests.

Religious and political tensions over a Jerusalem site sacred to both Muslims and Jews have fuelled the worst wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence since the 2014 Gaza war.

Confrontations have been exacerbated by Palestinians' frustration over Israel's 48-year occupation of land they seek for an independent state, and the expansion of settlements in those territories which were captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war.

(Reuters)
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