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Israel detains father, brothers of Palestinian killed in Jerusalem

Nov. 10, 2015 7:18 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 11, 2015 11:10 A.M.)

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained the father and two brothers of a Palestinian shot dead Tuesday after an attack near the Old City in occupied East Jerusalem.

Israeli forces raided the home of Muhammad Nimr, 37, detaining his father Abed, 63, as well as his brothers Mahmoud and Ibrahim in the al-Issawiya neighborhood.

The three were taken to the police department on Salah al-Din Street and then to the Russian Compound for interrogation in West Jerusalem.

Nimr was killed after he allegedly attempted an attack on a border policeman.

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.

Witnesses told Ma’an that Nimr, a father of three, was shot six times.

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.

Later Tuesday, 16-year-old Sadeq Ziad Gharbiyeh was shot dead at an Israeli military checkpoint near Abu Dis in the West Bank after reportedly attempting to stab an Israeli border guard.

No Israelis were reported injured during the incident.

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