Woman shot at checkpoint appears to be Jew who attempted ‘suicide by cop’

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

A woman shot by Israeli security forces after being suspected of attempting to carry out a shooting attack at a checkpoint in the southern West Bank, appears to be Jewish and not Palestinian.

According to the Defense Ministry, the woman arrived at the Metsudot Crossing, close to the settlement of Beit Yatir, and pulled out a gun while shouting “Allahu akbar” — “God is great” in Arabic — before being shot by security guards.

The ministry says she appears to be Jewish and not Palestinian, as initially reported.

Her condition is not clear.

It is likely she attempted “suicide by cop.”

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