Palestinian woman shot and injured in Afula cleared of all charges

Israeli Channel 2 News reported on Wednesday that Israel’s Justice Ministry said investigations into the shooting of Israa Abed showed she did not intend to carry out a stabbing attack before she was shot and injured.

The news channel reported that as evidence, the ministry cited a video of the incident, in which Abed was standing next to an Israeli youth before the shooting, who she could have stabbed, but did not.

Abed will reportedly not be indicted for any attack, and is expected to be released on Thursday.

Abed’s father, Zeidan Abed, said that no charges will be pressed against his daughter and her file will be closed.

“Police proved what I have been saying from the beginning, Israa is an educated young woman who aims to serve the community, and who did not intend to harm anyone,” he said.Channel 2 also reported that no action will be taken against the Israeli police officers who shot the young woman.

Palestinian MK Yusif al-Jabareen said the decision not to take action against the Israeli officers allows police to shoot Palestinians indiscriminately.

Abed was shot and injured on Oct. 9.A video of the incident shows the her surrounded by Israeli security forces at the bus station and appearing to hold an object in her hand.Amid shouting, the security forces open fire multiple times at the woman, who drops to the ground.

She appears to pose no threat to the heavily armed forces when she was shot.

Author: HL24

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