Israeli occupation police shot dead two Palestinians at a checkpoint between east al-Quds and the West Bank on Wednesday.
An occupation police spokeswoman claimed that one of the two martyrs threw a knife at Israeli police.
“Officers and border policemen at the Qalandia checkpoint saw male and female (Palestinians) walking towards the passage for cars only, with the woman’s hand concealed in a purse and the man’s hand behind his back holding something,” spokeswoman Luba Samri said.
“The female stopped a short distance from the officers, then walked the other way with the man, when she suddenly turned around to face the officers again, pulled a knife that was in her purse and threw it at an officer near her,” she said.
No Israelis were wounded.
The Palestinian health ministry identified the woman as Maram Abu Ismail, 23, from the nearby West Bank village of Beit Surik.
The man was not immediately identified.