Israeli military kill Palestinian woman near Gaza border: hospital

Residents said it was not clear why the 50-year-old, was near the security fence that runs between Israel and Gaza.

Rueters March 01, 2014
A Palestinian woman walks along the controversial Israeli barrier in al-Ram in the West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem in 2010. PHOTO: REUTERS

GAZA: The Israeli military shot and killed a Palestinian woman in the Gaza Strip in an area near the border that Israel has declared a no-go zone for Palestinians, local hospital officials said on Saturday.

Gaza residents said it was not clear why 50-year-old Amna Qdaih, who they said suffered from a mental illness, was near the security fence that runs between Israel and Gaza.

Asked about the report, an Israeli military spokesperson said that soldiers identified a number of suspects in the area late on Friday and called on them to back away. After they did not, the soldiers fired at their legs and one was hit, she said.

Qdaih's body was found and transferred to a hospital early on Saturday.

Israel and the militant group Hamas, which rules Gaza, agreed in 2012 to a ceasefire after an eight-day war. The border has remained relatively quiet since the truce, though violence flares occasionally.

On Friday, the Israeli military said one of its aircraft had struck a site in Gaza that used to launch rockets into the Jewish state. No casualties were reported in that incident.


Azi | 7 years ago | Reply

How these murders not have nightmares, sorrow, regrets for killing an unarmed 50 year old woman who could very well be the similar age of shooter's mother is beyond me. I wish we get hit with another meteor, humans have had their chance maybe next evolution might be a little better.

ali | 7 years ago | Reply

unfortunately, the many sunni muslim women who are being killed and raped in Syria by Iranian shia regime and its backed groups, such as, hexbola are not getting same coverage in Pakistani Media.

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