Palestinian teen shot dead after stabbing Israeli police

AFP , AP , Wednesday 17 Nov 2021

A Palestinian teen who stabbed and wounded two Israeli border police officers in Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday was shot dead by occupation forces, Israeli police said.

Israeli border police officers
File Photo: Israeli border police officers search a Palestinian man near the scene of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem s old city, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. AP

The Israeli police officers were hospitalized, one in moderate condition and another with minor injuries, police said. Private security and police officers shot the Palestinian teen, whose identity was not immediately clear, and paramedics with the United Hatzalah rescue service pronounced him dead.

The incident took place on a main thoroughfare of Jerusalem's Old City, which is home to holy sites to Christians, Jews and Muslims and is the emotional epicenter of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israel captured east Jerusalem, including the Old City, along with the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the 1967 Mideast war. It later annexed east Jerusalem in a move unrecognized by most of the international community.

The Palestinians seek the occupied West Bank and Gaza for a future independent state, with east Jerusalem as its capital.

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