Saturday, 26 November 2016

Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian youth for alleged stab attack


An Israeli security guard Friday shot dead a Palestinian youth near the Shufat checkpoint in the Jerusalem area for allegedly attempting a stabbing attack on a group of Israeli security officers.

Israeli police spokesperson, Micky Rosenfeld told Ma’an that a Palestinian “approached [Israeli] security guards with a knife, and attempted to stab the guards.” Israeli forces responded with live fire. Israeli police later declared that the Palestinian had been killed in the alleged attack.

Rosenfeld added in a statement that no Israeli security guards were injured during the incident.

Witnesses told Ma’an that Palestinian Red Crescent ambulances rushed to the area following the incident. A Palestinian Red Crescent spokesperson was not available for immediate comment on the incident.

Locals later identified the slain Palestinian as Muhammad Nabil Zeidan, 15. more

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