A wounded Palestinian demonstrator is evacuated at the Israel-Gaza border. File photo
A Palestinian woman brandishing a knife at the Qalandia checkpoint between Occupied Jerusalem and the northern West Bank was shot dead by Israeli security forces Wednesday, police and medical sources said.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said an unidentified "terrorist" had approached security forces at the vehicle passage of the checkpoint, ignoring calls to stop and pulling a knife before being shot in the leg.
Jerusalem's Hadassah hospital pronounced her dead.
The ministry said Ahmed Qura, 23, died "as a result of wounds sustained (from) the Israeli occupation forces' fire" on Friday.
Muslim worshippers at the Al Aqsa mosque compound were angered over Jewish visits to the site holy to both religions.
A statement released by the Society said that Israeli soldiers stormed the cities of Hebron, Nablus, Salfit, Ramallah, Bethlehem and Jenin and arrested the 12 citizens.
Village council elections are being conducted on Thursday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, but the absence of mainstream local politicians leaves worry the polls will install puppets of the central Hindu-nationalist government
North Korea on Thursday accused US officials of maintaining hostility against Pyongyang despite a “special” relationship between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump and urged Washington to act “wisely” through the end of the year.
Hong Kong protesters plan to rally on Thursday evening to show solidarity with people demonstrating in Spain’s wealthiest region of Catalonia over jail sentences handed out to nine separatist leaders.