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Israeli forces shoot, kill Palestinian woman in southern Gaza
Published Saturday 01/03/2014 (updated) 03/03/2014 09:52
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GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian woman was shot dead by Israeli forces in the southern Gaza Strip late Friday, witnesses and medics said.

Witnesses said 57-year-old Aminah Atiyeh Qudeih was shot and killed by Israeli forces east of Khan Younis when she approached the separation barrier between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

Ambulances were not allowed access to the area at the time, and when they reached the area Saturday morning, Qudeih was found dead, witnesses said.

The woman's relatives told AP she was mentally ill, and assumed she wandered toward the border by mistake.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said a suspect approached the border fence east of Khan Younis late Friday.

After telling the suspect to stop and firing warning shots into the air, "Israeli forces fired toward the lower extremities," the spokeswoman said.

"Hits were confirmed," she said.

The site of the woman's death saw demonstrations Friday, and Israeli soldiers fired tear gas canisters and warning shots into the air. No injuries were reported.

Also Friday, a man in Beit Lahiya the northern Gaza Strip was shot in the leg by Israeli forces during a similar protest.

The man, who is in his twenties but has not been identified by name, was shot in the leg near Beit Lahiya and taken to hospital with moderate injuries.

On Feb. 13, Israeli forces killed Ibrahim Suleiman Mansour, 26, after shooting him in the head during a protest near the border east of Gaza City.
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1 ) Tobias / USA
01/03/2014 14:33
Palestinian woman from Gaza have attempted suicide-bombings, so: -1- she clearly could have posed a threat to the Israeli forces, and -2- she had had no other reason to approach the separation barrier !!

2 ) Kathy P / USA
01/03/2014 15:03
So callous.. Uncaring... Perhaps even sadistic.. It seems so frequent now.. Every day, another wounding, or killing.. By heavily armed solders, sniping anything that moves within their range.. From fortified towers.. Like shooting little yellow ducks at a circus.. Laughing when one goes down.. Against unarmed civilians.. Trapped in a giant cage.. Just going about their buisness.. What a sick culture...

3 ) Harry Mionk / UK
01/03/2014 15:57
Allocate the family of the dead mentally ill woman, the Martryrs Pension for life anyway.

4 ) Juliette / New Zeland
02/03/2014 01:29
@ 1 and 3 what about if she was your mother? She was mentally ill, didn't pose any threat and according to IOF rules of engagement she should have been shot in the LEG. Killing for the pleasure of killing, despicable.

5 ) Colin Wright / USA
02/03/2014 02:19
To Tobias #1: 'Palestinian woman from Gaza have attempted suicide-bombings, so: -1- she clearly could have posed a threat to the Israeli forces, and -2- she had had no other reason to approach the separation barrier !!' If I weren't familiar with your other posts, I'd assume you were parodying Zionism. It's revolting to realize that you're actually serious.

6 ) Mark F / USA
02/03/2014 18:27
Was she shot in the leg? Was she allowed to bleed to death? What happened? There's no answers here. You want to say it is a policy of the Israeli govt to kill everyone approaching a checkpoint?
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