Palestinian Woman Shot Dead After Trying to Hit Israeli Soldiers With Car in West Bank

An Israeli soldier stands near a car said to be used in an attack near Hizmeh Junction in the West Bank, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

A female Palestinian assailant attempted to commit a car-ramming and stabbing attack Wednesday in the central West Bank before being shot, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement. She was reportedly killed.

The incident occurred near the Palestinian town of Hizme, northeast of Jerusalem.

“A terrorist tried to ram soldiers near Hizme and then attempted to carry out a stabbing,” the IDF said in a statement.

The military noted that there were no Israeli casualties and that the attacker had been “neutralized.”

The Palestinian Authority health ministry said the woman died of her wounds.

Official Palestinian Authority news agency WAFA identified the woman as Mai Afaneh, 28, from the town of Abu Dis, which is east of Jerusalem.

Reports said Afaneh had written on Facebook hours before the attack: “I don’t have much time left in life.”

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SOURCE: The Times of Israel

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