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Palestinian woman shot dead in Hebron after she allegedly tried to stab an Israeli soldier

From CNN's Tamar Michaelis and Kareem Khadder in Jerusalem

A Palestinian woman has been shot dead by Israeli troops at a checkpoint in Hebron in the occupied West Bank after she allegedly tried to stab an Israeli soldier.

The 20-year-old woman, named Maimunah Abdel Al-Hamid Harahsha, was killed by “occupation gunfire north of Hebron,” the Palestinian General Authority for Civil Affairs said Wednesday.

The Israel Defense Forces said “an attempted stabbing attack was thwarted against IDF soldiers at an IDF post in the area of the Okfim Junction.”

“The terrorist was armed with a knife and ran toward the soldiers, who responded with fire and eliminated the terrorist. No injuries were reported,” the IDF statement added.

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