Israel's forces have killed a 16-year-old Palestinian girl after allegedly attempting to stab a border policeman at a checkpoint between the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, according to local media and police reports.
Israeli border police opened fire on Samah Zuheir Mubarak, a student from the West Bank town of Ramallah at the al-Zaeem control point, which separates an illegal Jewish settlement in the West Bank from a neighborhood located in occupied East Jerusalem.
Mubarak's family, based in the Gaza Strip, told local media that Israeli forces were killing their daughter in "cold blood".
In a video published by Israeli police, Mubarak is on its way to the control point. In another clip, she is seen standing near a vehicle and a group of Israeli forces. After what seems to be a short exchange, the police officer, Mubarak, is being shot by Israeli forces at close range and falling to the ground.
Another clip showing Israeli forces searching through his possessions including books
Yoram Halevi, Israel's police officer in Jerusalem, said the Palestinian girl took a knife out and tried to "stab" Israeli soldiers at the al-Zaeem control point and was shot.
"It is not clear what the background is, what is the reason [behind her arrival to the checkpoint]," he said, adding the incident is "investigated".
The incident comes days after at least three other Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces and settlers.
On Saturday, the 38-year-old Hamdi Naasan failed for his wounds in the West Bank of Al-Mugheir after Israelis from a nearby ship.
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The Israeli police also killed Riyad Shamasneh during a high-speed train near the ancient city of Damascus in East Jerusalem tomorrow.
A number of local and international human rights groups have raised concerns that Israeli security forces have used excessive force when confronting Palestinians who have carried out attacks or suspected of doing so.
The Israeli police relaxed in their open law in December 2015, allowing officials to open fire with live ammunition on those who throw stones or firebombs as a first option without having to use non-lethal weapons first.
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