Israeli police shoot Palestinian in Jerusalem

Members of Israeli police stand at the site of an accused stabbing attack in Jerusalem, on March 19, 2022. Israeli police accused Palestinian man of having stabbed an Israeli, before being shot and wounded by Israeli police, the police said.The attack took place in west Jerusalem, near the boundary with the city's eastern sector. (Photo: AFP)
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Israeli police shot and wounded a Palestinian man in Jerusalem on Saturday. Israeli police accused the man of having stabbed an Israeli.اضافة اعلان

The shooting took place in West Jerusalem, near the boundary with the city’s eastern sector.

The Magen David Adom emergency services said the Palestinian man who was about 20 years old and was evacuated "in serious condition".

The Israeli, in his mid-30s, was lightly injured, it added.

"Jerusalem police officers ... opened fire to neutralize the suspect," the police said in a statement.

Police were seen collecting bloodied clothing from the assailant.

Earlier this month, Israeli forces killed two Palestinians in two separate incidents in Jerusalem’s Old City.

According to Al-Jazeera, dozens of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in recent months for allegedly attempting to carry out stabbing or car-ramming attacks. Palestinian rights groups, meanwhile, accuse the Israeli forces of deliberately killing Palestinians with no risk to their lives.

Israel captured East Jerusalem in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and later annexed it, in a move considered illegal by the most of the international community.

Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

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