BETHLEHEM, December 1, 2014 (WAFA) – A Palestinian woman in her early twenties was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army who opened fire on her for allegedly stabbing an Israeli settler near Bethlehem, according to media sources.
The sources said Israeli soldiers opened fire at Amal Jihad Takatka, 23, seriously injuring her, after she allegedly stabbed an Israeli settler, who reportedly sustained very minor injuries, near the illegal Gush Etzion settlement complex to the south of Bethlehem.
Takatka was transferred to a hospital in Jerusalem after sustaining serious wounds, said police sources.
Following the incident, Israeli army stormed Takatka’ hometown, Beit Fajjar, south of Bethlehem, where they raided and searched Takatka’s family house and arrested her father, local sources said, adding that soldiers stormed the house of her fiancé, Ali Takatka, before arresting him as well.
To be noted, Israeli police and army use the shooing on the spot policy against Palestinians allegedly accused of committing crimes against Israelis, depriving them of their right to a fair trial.
During the past months, several Palestinians were shot dead on the spot by Israeli forces, for reportedly being involved in attacks against Israelis, even though they did not pose a direct threat to them.