Police fire at haredi woman at Western Wall

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wwJERUSALEM (JTA) — A woman that police said was dressed in blankets was shot in the leg by an officer at a security checkpoint at the entrance to the Western Wall.

The woman, who was later identified as being a member of the extreme “Jewish Taliban” sect, did not stop at the checkpoint Wednesday evening when asked to by security guards, according to the Israel Police.

Police fired a warning shot into the air and, when she continued walking, fired at her legs.

The woman, 35, identified as haredi Orthodox reportedly was dressed in layers of clothes and blankets, in keeping with the modesty rules of the sect.

She was treated on the scene by Magen David Adom and then taken to the hospital for further treatment.

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Source: JTA

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