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Conflicting accounts emerge on West Bank shooting

Israeli and Palestinian officials reported different information on a deadly shooting of a Palestinian woman outside of Jerusalem on Wednesday.

A Palestinian woman was shot and killed on Wednesday after driving her vehicle toward Israeli soldiers. Israeli and Palestinian officials disagree on whether the action constituted an attack.

According to the Israeli side, the incident occurred when the woman attempted to drive a vehicle into a group of Israel Defense Forces soldiers in the West Bank town of Hizma between Jerusalem and Ramallah. The driver then exited the vehicle holding a knife and was shot. One soldier suffered minor injuries, the IDF said in a tweet.

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