A Palestinian woman died of injuries on Sunday after she was shoved to the ground by Israel Defense Forces soldiers conducting an arrest raid in a West Bank village, witnesses and a medical official said.
An IDF spokesperson said Ayyad fell on a stairway in the overnight raid but attributed the fall to an apparent heart attack. The spokesperson added that family members said she had a heart condition. It denied that any soldier pushed Ayyad or caused her to fall, and said that an army doctor had tried to help Ayyad before pronouncing her dead.
Apparently for the IDF, knocking over and killing of an unarmed elderly woman is all in a day's work.