Israeli Defense Forces said that they shot to death a seventy three year old Palestinian woman who tried to run them over in her vehicle in the West Bank on Friday.
Emergency medical workers reported that the woman was shot fifteen times.
Thawarat al-Sharawi was said to have been driving to a gas station at the time of the shooting next to where soldiers were standing in Halhul. The military claims that the woman tried to plow her car into them.
Soldiers reported that the car slowed down and then sped up quickly as they jumped out of the way and open fired on the woman.
Footage of the incident showed bullet holes in al-Sharawi’s vehicle in both the front and back windows.
Family members of al-Sharawi told reporters, “There is no way she wanted to run over soldiers”.