Israeli soldier kills Palestinian woman near Hebron

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian woman was shot and killed near Hebron by an Israeli soldier.

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A second woman was shot and wounded in the Jan. 23 incident, according to reports. 

According to an initial Israel Defense Forces investigation, a group of Israeli soldiers were ambushed by rocks and firebombs and opened fire on their attackers.

It is not known if the women were involved in the ambush, Haaretz reported.

Ynet quotes Palestinian sources in the West Bank as saying that the dead woman was waiting at a bus stop to go to classes at a local college when she was shot.

The incident occurred on Highway 60 near the Al-Aroub refugee camp.

Also on Jan, 23, a Palestinian teen shot in the head during clashes with Israeli troops near Bethlehem five days earlier died of his wounds.

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