Monday, 5 September 2016

Israeli forces kill young Palestinian man, injure another in Shufat refugee camp


Israeli forces shot and killed a young Palestinian man in Shufat refugee camp in occupied East Jerusalem in the early hours of Monday morning following a raid in the camp, according to locals and Israeli police.

Local sources told Ma'an that Israeli forces "showered" a Palestinian car with gunfire, killing Mustafa Nimir and injuring another young man whose identity and health condition remained unknown to witnesses.

Israeli authorities claimed the driver, who they did not identify as either Nimir or the other person who was injured, attempted to run over Israeli police and border guard officers before they fired at the car.

Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said police and border guard officers had completed an “activity” in the camp after midnight, and as they were leaving the camp a car “approached them swiftly and seemingly attempted to run over officers.”

According to al-Samri, before they fired, Israeli officers "started procedures to arrest the two suspects” who were in the car, but the Palestinian youth “ignored the orders and continued to drive swiftly towards the officers apparently with the intention to harm them.”

She added that Israeli officers fired at the car, initially injuring Nimir critically before he was announced dead on the scene. more

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