Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Palestinian youth shot dead by Israeli troops in Jerusalem

A young Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli forces on Sunday at Bab Hutta neighborhood in the old city of Jerusalem, according to witnesses.

Israeli police claimed that its officers opened fire at Kareem Jamal Qawasmi, 19, after he allegedly attempted to stab two of them with a knife.

According to witnesses, the young man was left bleeding helplessly on the ground until he died of his critical wounds in a few minutes.

Following the incident, the Israeli police locked down all the entrances to the old city and set up checkpoints at the roads leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on the east side of the old city.

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