Middle-aged Palestinian woman shot dead in Jerusalem

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A Palestinian woman said to be the mother of a man killed last year was shot dead at the entrance to Jerusalem's Old City after she allegedly attempted to stab Israeli police, officials and witnesses said.

"I didn't see a knife, all I saw was that she tripped and grabbed the police barrier and was shot two times," Mummad Shalodi, a witness at the scene, told Al Jazeera.

Israeli police spokeswoman Lubna al-Samri said in an initial statement the woman attempted to stab a police officer with a pair of scissors at the Old City's Damascus Gate, and she was "neutralised".

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