Israeli occupation forces kill Palestinian in Jerusalem

AP , Wednesday 12 Oct 2016

Israeli occupation forces say they killed a Palestinian after he allegedly threw fire bombs at officers in Jerusalem, in one of several clashes during Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day.

Spokeswoman Luba Samri said Wednesday that masked Palestinians attacked officers with fire bombs on Tuesday night in Silwan, a predominantly Arab neighborhood in east Jerusalem where some Israelis live under guard.

She says the officers opened fire because they felt their lives were in danger.

The Palestinian Health Ministry says a 20-year-old man was killed.

Police beefed up security in Jerusalem ahead of the holiday after a shooting rampage by a Palestinian gunman killed two Israelis this week.

Palestinians have killed 36 Israelis and two Americans over the past year. At least 220 Palestinians were killed by Israel in that time.

*This story has been edited by Ahram Online 

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