Distinction in travel journalism
Is independent travel journalism important to you?
Click here to keep it independent

17 Dec, 2015

Palestinian Woman, 19, Succumbs to Wounds Sustained in Nablus Shooting

NABLUS, December 16, 2015 (WAFA) – A 19-year-old young Palestinian woman Wednesday succumbed to wounds she sustained during an Israeli shooting at a major Nablus checkpoint in November, said security sources.

On Wednesday afternoon, Samah ‘Abdul-Mu’men from ‘Ammuriya village, south of Nablus, succumbed to critical wounds she sustained after Israeli troops shot and seriously injured her at Huwwara military checkpoint on November 23rd.

Abdul-Mu’men was shot as soldiers targeted another Palestinian local identified as 16-year-old ‘Ala’ Khalil Hashash, from ‘Askar refugee camp, with fatal bullets after he allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli soldier at the checkpoint.

Samah was reportedly sitting in her car near the shooting incident when she received a bullet to her head. No Israelis were reported injured during the alleged attack.

Following her serious injuries, Samah was rushed into Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva, in Israel, for treatment.

Samah’s death brings up the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire since the beginning of unrest that wracked the Palestinian Territory, Gaza, and Israel since early October to 125. Over 13,000 Palestinians have reportedly been injured during the same events.

Earlier Wednesday, Two Palestinians were fatally shot and four others injured by Israeli troops during a predawn military raid on Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem.