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Israel: Police Shoot Palestinian Woman Armed With Knife At Checkpoint 

Aa Palestinian woman armed with a knife was shot dead at a checkpoint. It is alleged. That she  was left on the ground for an hour before receiving medical treatment. 

According to some reports the woman approached the crossing point in Qalandia, between Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, in a lane designated for vehicles despite repeated calls from guards to stop, a statement said. 

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said she was wounded when security forces opened fire.A spokeswoman for the Israeli hospital she was taken to described her condition as “serious”. Israel public radio said forces checked her for explosives before allowing her to be transported to hospital.

Since October 2015, 246 Palestinians, 36 Israelis, two Americans, a Jordanian, an Eritrean and a Sudanese national have been killed in a wave of violence, according to an AFP count.

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