Palestine: Palestinian killed by Israeli police in Jerusalem

16th Aug 2019
Palestine: Palestinian killed by Israeli police in Jerusalem

 

JERUSALEM (AA): A Palestinian was shot by Israeli forces on Thursday in Jerusalem, according to a statement issued by the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

In a statement, the ministry, said that the Israeli police opened fire at the Palestinian men, injuring at least three.

The ministry further said while one of the Palestinian died of his wounds, the situation of the second was not known, as he was taken away by the Israeli forces.

The third Palestinian who was shot at in the thigh, was taken to a Palestinian hospital in Jerusalem.

Israeli media claimed that an Israeli police officer had come under a stabbing attack and was wounded in his upper body.

Israeli police said the two Palestinian attackers were juvenile.

They said that one more person, who was in the vicinity, was shot and evacuated to hospital.

Police closed all entries and exists to the old city following the attack.

Israeli police are constantly present at all the gates leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, which they closed after the alleged stabbing attack and prevented Muslims from entering it for the evening prayer.

[Photo:  Earlier, on 11 August, 2019, a member of Israeli forces kicks a Palestinian girl worshipper in Al-Aqsa mosque compound in East Jerusalem, Palestine. Photographer: Faiz Abu Rmeleh/AA]

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