Israel IDF shoot and kill unarmed mentally ill woman in Gaza

The Israeli military have shot dead a Palestinian woman who locals say was mentally ill, near the Gaza-Israel security barrier. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-26397750 nThe area near the border is declared a no-go zone by Israel.

The incident happened near the southern city of Khan Younis, late on Friday.

The Israeli military said she was part of a group who ignored orders to leave the area, at which point they fired at the legs of the group, hitting one.

Gaza authorities and the woman’s neighbours said Amna Qdaih suffered from mental illness and they did not know why she was near the fence.

Ms Qdaih’s body was found and transferred to a hospital early on Saturday. Local authorities claimed she was hit by several bullets.

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