18-year-old Majd al-Khadour was shot and killed by Israeli occupation forces on Friday afternoon after her car crashed into a stationary vehicle. The incident happened in Hebron in the occupied West Bank.
After the accident Israeli occupation forces directly fired at Majd’s car. Photos of Majd’s car show the car being heavily damaged at the front from a collision with bullet holes through the windshield.
An Israeli arm spokesperson accused Majd of deliberately ramming her car into the other vehicle, which lightly injured two elderly Israelis.
No evidence has been provided to suggest that it was a premeditated attack.
This incident comes a few days after 15-year-old Mahmoud Badran was ‘mistakenly’ killed by Israeli occupation forces. Badran was allegedly involved in a stone-throwing incident but it was later revealed by eyewitnesses that he was a innocent bystander.
Since October 2015, some 220 Palestinians have been shot and killed by Israeli soldiers, settlers and even civilians. Of those killed, almost all of them have been accused of alleged crimes and little to no evidence has been provided to support these claims. Many teenagers have been shot and killed, which has been documented by human rights groups. This cycle of violence is continuing to grow and reflects a direct result of the occupation and Israel’s oppressive and violent shoot-to-kill policy against unarmed Palestinians.