Israeli soldier shoot and kill Palestinian teenager, Hadeel al-Hashlamon, Palestinian student

Israeli forces have killed a Palestinian teenager at a West Bank checkpoint. The military said she was trying to stab a soldier, but a witness says she was trying to open her purse for inspection.

University student Hadeel al-Hashlamon, 18, was taken to an Israeli hospital in critical condition and her father, Salah al-Hashlamon, said she later died of her injuries. The soldier was not wounded.

An Israeli soldier aims his rifle at 18-year-old Palestinian student Hadeel al-Hashlamun before she was shot and killed by Israeli troops.

An Israeli soldier aims his rifle at 18-year-old Palestinian student Hadeel al-Hashlamun before killed by Israeli troops.

Hadeel al-Hashlamon, 18, was shot at a West Bank checkpoint yesterday, as tensions continued to simmer ahead of this week’s major Jewish and Muslim holidays.

Photographs taken in the moments before she was gunned down reveal how at least two soldiers had their guns trained on the veiled teenager just before she was killed.

Later the military said forces opened fire and ‘identified a hit’ following the incident in the West Bank city of Hebron.

The university student was taken to an Israeli hospital in a critical condition and her father, Salah al-Hashlamon, said she later died of her injuries. The soldier was not wounded.

n Israeli soldier aims his rifle at a veiled woman, though to be Hadeel al-Haslamon, a Palestinian teenager who tried to stab a soldier on the West Bank city of Hebron

Israeli soldier aims his rifle at a veiled woman, though to be Hadeel al-Haslamon, a Palestinian teenager who tried to stab a soldier on the West Bank city of Hebron

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