Woman shot in head in East Jerusalem
Published Monday 23/09/2013 (updated) 24/09/2013 19:23
Police arrest a man accused of killing his niece, Aya Baradiya, in Hebron,
May 12, 2011. (MaanImages/Mohammad Owawy)
JERUSALEM (Ma’an) – A Palestinian woman from the town of Eizariya in East Jerusalem was shot in the head by unidentified gunmen Monday afternoon.
Locals told Ma’an that 26-year-old Hiba Udah was taken to al-Maqasid Hospital in Jerusalem after she received two gunshots to the head by unidentified assailants.
Some local media outlets and social networks reported that Udah died of her wounds, however, sources close to the case told Ma’an that she was not pronounced dead, though she is brain dead.
According to the sources, the victim was first evacuated to a clinic in Abu Dis town before she was transferred to al-Maqasid where she underwent a surgery.
Palestinian police are investigating the shooting.