MIDDLE EAST

3 Palestinians killed by Israeli police in occupied East Jerusalem

3 PALESTINIANS KILLED BY ISRAELI POLICE IN OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM

Isreal goverment continues to violate human rights in the region. This time three Palestinians were killed by Israel securiy forces in occupied East Jerusalem.

Three Palestinians were killed on Friday after carrying out two separate shooting and stabbing attacks in occupied East Jerusalem, resulting in the death of one Israeli soldier, according to the Israeli police.

In a statement, police said that three Palestinians armed with knives and semi-automatic weapons were shot dead after carrying out two separate attacks near Jerusalem's Old City.

One female police officer was critically injured, and later died, while four bystanders were wounded in the attacks, said the police.

According to Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth, two Palestinians opened fire on a group of border police stationed on East Jerusalem's Sultan Suleiman Street, while a third Palestinian stabbed a 22-year-old border policewoman near the Old City's Damascus Gate.

The Palestinian Health Ministry, for its part, confirmed that Baraa Saleh, 18, Adel Ankoush, 18, and Amer Badwi, 31 -- all from the occupied West Bank -- were shot and killed by police in Jerusalem.

Since October 2015, more than 285 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli police during -- or immediately after -- alleged attacks on Israelis or in clashes with Israeli security forces, according to Palestinian figures.

Israeli authorities, meanwhile, say almost 50 Israelis have been killed in attacks carried out by Palestinians over the same period.

Contact Us