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Palestinian woman killed, two Israelis injured in West Bank violence

Members of Israeli forces gather at the scene of a shooting incident in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on May 2, 2021 in this still image taken from a video. REUTERS / REUTERS TV

A Palestinian woman was killed and two Israelis were seriously injured in two separate shootings in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

An Israeli soldier shot dead a Palestinian woman who was trying to carry out a stabbing attack, the military said. Palestinian officials said the woman, 60, died of her wounds.

Later in the day, Palestinian firearms opened fire at a busy intersection, seriously injuring two Israelis. Israeli soldiers were looking for gunmen who fired from a car near a Jewish settlement before driving away, the military said.

Tensions have been high in the West Bank and Jerusalem during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, culminating in several days of clashes near Jerusalem’s old city between Israeli police and Palestinians over access to a popular meeting place at night.

The Israeli army said it would send additional troops to the West Bank after a “situation assessment.”

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