Egyptian police kill Eritrean women trying to cross into Israel

Egyptian border police shot dead an Eritrean woman trying to cross illegally into Israel in the early hours of the morning Saturday, security and medical officials said. Police killed 24-year-old Hana Mohammed after she refused to surrender as they chased her along the border area, seven kilometers south of the Rafah crossing point, a security official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press. "The guards aimed at her legs to try to avoid killing her," the official said, "but she tried to jump over the barbed wire but was caught on the wire on it, severely injuring her stomach." Mohammed was admitted bleeding from her thigh and stomach, said Imad Kharboush, head of emergency unit at el-Arish hospital.