RAMALLAH, A Palestinian woman subdued this morning at Qalandia checkpoint near Jerusalem was among 16 Palestinians detained today and last night by Israel in the occupied territories, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society.
Israeli occupation forces at Qalandia checkpoint, north of Jerusalem, opened fire in the air and subdued a woman, who was not immediately identified, claiming she was walking in a lane at the checkpoint designated for cars only, which could be by mistake.
The army, that runs the main checkpoint from the West Bank into Jerusalem, closed it immediately and interrupted traffic for a while before reopening it.
There were several previous incidents in which Israeli forces at the checkpoint and other similar ones throughout the occupied territories have shot and either killed or injured Palestinians under different pretexts.
PPS said meanwhile that Israeli occupation forces detained overnight seven Palestinians from the Hebron district in the south of the West Bank, including a 16-year-old boy from Arroub refugee camp, an 18-year-old youth from Beit Ummar, and two brothers from Sair.
Two other Palestinians were detained from the village of Kubar in the Ramallah district.
The Israeli forces also detained six Palestinians from various East Jerusalem neighborhoods, said the PPS.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)