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