Israeli forces kill a 19-year-old Palestinian woman Ramallah
Israeli forces killed a Palestinian woman early on Monday in the town of Beitunia in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank.
The Palestinian health ministry identified the victim as Sanaa Al-Tell, 19 years old from the town of Daheriyah near Hebron, in the southern West Bank.
"Since the announcement of the martyr’s name, we contacted all families with the name Al-Tell in Daheriyah trying to find her family," Ahmed Al-Qaisi, director of public relations at Dahiriyah municipality, told The New Arab.
Footage documenting the moment when the lsraeli occupation forces opened fire towards a Palestinian-owned vehicle in Beitunia at dawn, murdering a 19-year-old female. pic.twitter.com/PXmoyzImz1— TIMES OF GAZA (@Timesofgaza) November 14, 2022
"Nobody in Daheriyah could recognise the martyr," said Al-Qaisi. "Several people from the Al-Tell family went to the Ramallah hospital to try to recognise the body, but none of them could identify her as a family member."
The killing happened during a morning arrest raid by Israeli forces in Beitunia, according to local eyewitnesses.
"The occupation soldiers had arrested a man in the town and were walking with him down the street," Baker Armoush, a resident of Beitunia and eyewitness, told TNA.
"Some soldiers were walking ahead of the rest when they saw the car where the martyr and another man were travelling driving up the street towards them, and they immediately opened fire," said Armoush.
"The man tried to drive away from the soldiers, but they opened fire a second time, and then the driver stepped down with his hands up and bleeding, and the occupation soldiers arrested him," described Armoush.
Media coverage: A Palestinian woman was shot dead by Israeli occupation forces last night while inside a vehicle in the town of Beitunia, in the central occupied West Bank. The woman has not yet been identified. pic.twitter.com/k65NObCOzz— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) November 14, 2022
"The soldiers then took the young woman's body out of the car and tried to give her CPR, but she was already dead, so they left her on the floor for some time and then put her in the back of one of the military jeeps and left," he noted.
"In the car, we found two still-hot Shawarma sandwiches stained with the blood of the wounded man and the martyred woman," Armoush added.
Israeli media quoted the Israeli army saying that its soldiers had signalled to the car to stop and then opened fire after the car accelerated towards them.
Israeli forces handed the young woman's body to the Palestinian Ramallah hospital, where it remains at the moment.
The killing in Beitunia on Monday is the most recent of a string of Israeli raids in West Bank cities that has claimed the lives of more than 160 Palestinians since the beginning of 2022.