SHAFAQNA -Â An 18-year-old Palestinian girl was shot by Israeli troops at a Hebron checkpoint for allegedly refusing to show her purse or face and â€œtrying to attackâ€ a soldier. She died of multiple wounds in a hospital after bleeding in the street for 30 minutes.
Hadil Hashlamoun was shot 10 times by Israeli Defense Forces at an Israeli checkpoint in Hebron near the entrance to Shuhada Street on Tuesday.
IDF soldiers did not let paramedics approach the teenager, who the Israelis claimed had tried to stab one of them. Photos posted online, however, appear to contradict the accusation.
The 18-year-old died of her wounds in the Shaare Zedek Medical Centre later in the day.
The hospitalâ€™s spokesperson said Hadil had beenÂ â€œterribly injured, and underwent surgery upon her arrival,â€ Maan News Agency reported.
â€œThree operations were performed on my daughter,â€ Salah Hashlamoun, Hadilâ€™s father told local reporters.Â â€œA part of her intestines had to be removed. But the bullet in her chest was what killed her.â€
According to reports in local Palestinian media, the woman was shot after she refused to open her purse or lift her face veil, the niqab, upon request by IDF troops. She was then left out in the street to bleed for 30 minutes before Israeli soldiers allowed doctors to approach her, the Middle East Eye news agencyÂ reported.
The Israeli army, in turn, claimed that the teenager was a terrorist who had attempted to stab one of its soldiers. According to the IDFâ€™s story, Hashlamoun was in critical condition after being shot in the legs, and later succumbed to her injuries.
However, photos taken by the Youth Against Settlements group shortly before and after the shooting appear to contradict the IDFâ€™s statement.
One of the groupâ€™s members claimed that the woman made no attempt to stab a soldier, adding that she most likely was shot after refusing to lift her veil.
Seconds after the teenager throws the rock, the sniper pulls the trigger.
A bullet hits the Palestinian boy in the leg, but he still manages to get up and run off, limping.
â€œThe only way this will work. You throw a stone? Catch a bullet. Spread guys!â€ was the comment added by Israelâ€™s 0404 News to theÂ post.
The post has been welcomed by cheerful comments and â€œlikesâ€ from pro-IDF readers. The incident appears to have taken place in the West Bank, but it is unclear exactly where and when it took place.