Girl shot, injured at Israeli military checkpoint in north of West Bank

NABLUS, Monday, Israeli soldiers opened fire on Monday at a Palestinian girl at Zaatara military checkpoint south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus injuring her lightly, according to witnesses and the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

The girl, who was not immediately identified, was shot in the leg and detained without allowing Palestinian medics to treat her.

The health ministry described her injuries as light.

Witnesses said the girl was standing on one side of the road when soldiers at the checkpoint started to call on her and then shot her for no apparent reason.

The Israeli army claimed the girl had acted suspiciously and when she did not heed calls by the soldiers, she was shot in the leg.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency

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