Border guards shoot Palestinian in leg as she ‘suspiciously’ approached them

Border Police officers shot a Palestinian woman in the leg after she ignored calls to stop and a warning shot in the air as she walked toward them at a northern West Bank junction, police say.

The border guards were stationed at the Tapuah Junction in the northern West Bank, a location frequented by both Israelis and Palestinians. It has been the site of many terror attacks.

The officers “spotted the suspect approaching them. Despite the officers’ calls [for her to stop], she continued approaching,” police say in a statement.

“The border guards fired into the air, but she was not deterred and continue approaching them suspiciously. Finally, the officers shot her in the lower body and subdued her.”

— Judah Ari Gross

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