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Israel defends checkpoint shooting as video raises concern
Israeli police said Thursday that security guards at a checkpoint near Jerusalem were in "immediate danger" when they shot and killed a Palestinian woman carrying a knife, after a widely circulated video of the shooting raised concerns about excessive force.

 

The video of the shooting early Wednesday appears to show a private security guard firing at the woman from several meters away at the Qalandia checkpoint, just outside Jerusalem.

 

The woman drops what appears to be a knife before falling to the ground. Three other armed guards move in and one of them kicks the knife away. The woman crawls a short distance before lying motionless.

 


פרסום ראשון: 09.19.19, 21:10