By Abdul-Rauf Arnaut
JERUSALEM (AA): A Palestinian teenage boy was shot dead in an alleged stabbing attack in East Jerusalem on Saturday, according to Israeli police.
Police spokesperson Luba al-Samri in a statement the Palestinian stabbed and lightly injured two Israeli settlers in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Israeli police forces opened fire on the assailant and he was “likely dead”, the spokesperson said.
Ahmad Zaher Fathi Ghazal, 17, from Nablus city, was shot he reportedly stabbed a police officer and two other Israeli settlers, in the al-Wad Street, leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem.
The Palestinian health ministry, meanwhile, confirmed that a Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli police in East Jerusalem.
Israeli sources said that one police officer, was moderately injured, and two Israeli civilians, 18 and 23 years of age, suffered mild wounds in the incident.
On Wednesday, a Palestinian woman was shot dead in Jerusalem after allegedly carrying out an attempted knife attack.
Since October of 2015, around 270 Palestinians have been shot dead after carrying out alleged attacks on Israelis or in clashes with Israeli armed forces.
Israeli authorities say at least 47 Israelis have been killed by Palestinians over the same period.
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[Photo: Ahmad Zaher Fathi Ghazal, 17, shot dead by Israeli forces in East Jerusalem. Photo: Imemc.org]