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Palestinian killed, 1 injured after 2 Jerusalem attacks on Israelis

Nov. 10, 2015 12:39 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 11, 2015 10:07 A.M.)
(AFP/Ahmad Gharabli/File)

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and killed one Palestinian and critically wounded another, only 12 years old, after they were allegedly involved in two separate stabbing attacks on Israelis in occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday.

A 37-year-old Palestinian attempted to stab an Israeli border policeman nearby the Damascus gate in the Old City before border guards nearby shot him, an Israeli police spokesperson said.

The Palestinian was taken to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, where a spokesperson later confirmed he had succumbed to his wounds.

Witnesses identified the man as Muhammad Nimr, a father of three, and told Ma’an he was killed in the al-Musrara neighborhood by security guards protecting Israeli settlers.

He was shot six times, locals said.

Another person received a light wound to one of his hands during the incident, Israeli emergency services told Ma'an.

Initial reports suggested this person may have been a 50-year-old Palestinian man who was hit by Israeli crossfire. A spokesperson for Shaare Zedek Medical Center said they had received an Israeli civilian who was lightly injured near Damascus gate.

Video footage of the incident from security cameras shows a man running at two Israelis with a knife, with one security guard pulling out a gun and shooting the suspect.

Moments before the incident, Israeli forces shot and wounded a 12-year-old Palestinian after he and a 13-year-old Palestinian reportedly stabbed and injured an Israeli security guard on the light rail near the illegal Israeli settlement of Pisgat Zeev.

A spokesperson for Hadassah Hospital told Ma'an the child was undergoing surgery at the hospital's Ein Kerem branch and was in critical condition.

Israeli police said that both children had been taken into police custody.

The Israeli security guard was in moderate condition, they said.

Rada / UK
I happened to arrive at the scene minutes after Mohammad Nimr was killed. Several people who saw what happened were adamant that there was no knife or any other weapon used. They all said that Mr Nimr was killed in cold blood for no obvious reason. Will Israelis publish security camera footage?
11/11/2015 00:28
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