According to Israeli police and official Palestinian media, two Palestinian women were killed by Israeli forces in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank.
Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian woman near Bethlehem on Sunday, the Palestinian health ministry said. The woman, in her forties, died as a result of a torn artery and massive blood loss, according to the ministry.
According to the Palestinian news agency, she was identified as Ghada Ibrahim Sabatien, a widowed mother of six.
The Israeli army said troops fired warning shots into the air and then “fired towards the suspect’s lower body” as a suspect approached near the southern town of Husan.
According to an Israeli police statement, a Palestinian woman stabbed and lightly wounded an Israeli border police officer in the southern city of Hebron before being killed by Israeli forces.
Israeli soldiers earlier launched a raid into the West Bank district of Jenin for the second day in a row, searching for the suspected attackers behind recent deadly attacks in the Tel Aviv area. At least ten people were injured in clashes in Jenin, Jericho, and Tulkarem.
The Palestinian Prisoners Club announced 24 arrests in various occupied West Bank cities.
The military operation was launched after a man from Jenin allegedly murdered three Israelis and injured more than a dozen others Thursday evening in a popular Tel Aviv nightlife area.