Sunday, 14 February 2016

Israeli forces shoot, kill 2 armed Palestinians near Damascus Gate

Two Palestinians armed with guns were shot dead Sunday by Israeli forces near the Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem's Old City, Israeli police said.

Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said police "responded" to the two Palestinian with live fire, killing both on site.

Rosenfeld added that "weapons used by the terrorist" were found near the scene, but did not specify that the two opened fire before being shot. The two were reportedly carrying homemade rifles.

No Israelis were reported to be injured. more

Palestinian teen shot dead after alleged stabbing attempt near Bethlehem

Israeli forces shot and killed a 17-year-old Palestinian on Sunday after the teen allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli soldier at a checkpoint north of Bethlehem, official Palestinian sources said.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the teen as as Naim Ahmad Yousif Safi from the town of al-Ubediya, just east of Bethlehem.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld initially told Ma’an that a young Palestinian man approached the Mazmoria checkpoint near the illegal Israeli settlement of Har Homa and took out a knife.

Spotting the knife, Israeli soldiers shot at Safi, Rosenfeld said.

It was unclear whether the teen died on site or later as a result of his wounds. more