Friday, 16 September 2016

Israeli forces shoot and kill Palestinian in East Jerusalem after alleged stab attack

Israeli forces Friday shot and killed a Palestinian youth in occupied East Jerusalem after an alleged stab attack at Damascus Gate in the Old City.

Israeli police spokeswoman for Arabic media Luba al-Samri said in a statement that a “terrorist” attempted a stabbing attack on an Israeli border policeman outside Damascus Gate and was “neutralized” by Israeli forces, a term commonly used by Israeli authorities when Palestinians are shot dead at the scene of an attack or alleged attack.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld added in a statement that there were no Israeli injuries during the attack and Damasus Gate has been completely closed off.

The slain Palestinian has not yet been identified.

The shooting on Friday marked the second Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces in less than 24 hours. more