Israel defends checkpoint shooting as video raises concern

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said on Thursday that security guards at a checkpoint near Jerusalem were in “immediate danger” when they shot and killed a Palestinian woman carrying a knife, after a widely circulated video of the shooting raised concerns about excessive force. The video of the shooting on Wednesday appears to show a private security guard firing at the woman from several metres away at the Qalandia checkpoint, just outside Jerusalem. The woman drops what appears to be a knife before falling to the ground. Three other armed guards move in and one of them kicks the knife away. The woman crawls a short distance before lying motionless. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin