Palestinian woman shot during attempted stabbing dies of her wounds

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

The Palestinian woman who was shot during an attempted stabbing attack at Gush Etzion Junction has died of her wounds, according to the hospital where she was receiving treatment.

The woman, 60-year-old Fahima al-Hroub from the nearby village of Husan, approached a group of soldiers with a knife in her hand and tried to stab the troops, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

Footage of the incident showed al-Hroub walking toward the soldiers, even as they shouted at her repeatedly to stop and fired warning shots in the air.

One of the soldiers then shot her in the upper body, and she was taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center in critical condition, according to the United Hatzalah medical organization.

Doctors pronounced her dead several hours later, the hospital says.

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