A number of rights groups have raised concerns that Israeli security forces have used excessive force when confronting Palestinians who carried out attacks or were suspected of doing so [Mohamad Torokman/Reuters]

Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian woman after she allegedly attempted to stab them at a checkpoint between the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, according to medics and local media.

The woman succumbed to her wounds after Israeli forces opened fire towards her at the Qalandia military checkpoint between the central West Bank city of Ramallah and East Jerusalem on Wednesday morning.

A video of the incident circulating on local media showed Israeli security personnel shooting a woman in the leg at close vicinity.

According to official Palestinian news agency WAFA, Israeli forces opened

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