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Israeli forces kill Palestinian after Jerusalem knife attack

Israeli forces take aim during clashes with Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank on March 4, 2022.(Photo: AFP)
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian teenager on Sunday morning after the 19-year-old "approached police officers who were stationed at the Bab Huta Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem, pulled out a knife, and stabbed one of them," an Israeli forces statement said. اضافة اعلان

A second police officer was also injured in the incident.
The statement added that the teenager was shot, and he was later pronounced dead on the scene by medics. 

The teenager was identified only as a 19-year-old resident of east Jerusalem.
The Old City is in the Israeli-annexed eastern part of Jerusalem, which Palestinians claim as the capital of their future state.
Knife attacks targeting Israeli security forces are common in the Old City and the Occupied West Bank.

The Bab Huta Gate leads to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam's third-holiest site, where violence exploded last May after Israeli forces stormed the compound in response to worshippers throwing rocks and explosives in protest against air strikes in Gaza. 

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