This is the moment Israeli soldiers shoot a Palestinian woman dead after she allegedly approached them with a knife and threatened to stab them.
The 60-year-old woman Fahima al-Hroub was fatally shot in the upper body by Isreal Defence Forces (IDF) at the Gush Etzion Junction in the occupied West Bank on Sunday (2nd May).
In the footage, the woman can be seen brandishing a knife and slowly moving towards the IDF soldiers who warn her to back off and fire warning shots into the air.
Al-Hroub ignores the warnings and continues to move towards the soldiers.
As the camera pans away two shots can be heard and the woman is hit in the upper body after which she was transferred to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
Local news outlet Haaretz reports that the woman died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
The IDF said in a statement that: “A terrorist armed with a knife arrived at the Gush Etzion Junction and tried to stab IDF fighters who were at the spot.”
They went on to describe the woman as a terrorist who was legally “neutralised” by the soldiers.
The woman’s brother, who was not named, told Haaretz that al-Hroub had recently tried to commit suicide after having a mental health crisis.
He added that his sister had stopped taking her medication and was taken to a mental health facility the day before she was shot (1st May).
On the same day, another incident occurred in the West Bank where a Palestinian gunman allegedly opened fire at a busy intersection leaving two Israelis badly injured.
Tensions have been boiling up in the West Bank and Jerusalem with clashes between Palestinian’s protestors clashing with Israeli police occurring regularity since the begging of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan last month (April).