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Palestinian 'attacks' Israeli officer after refusing stop-and-frisk search in Jerusalem

July 6, 2017 8:54 P.M. (Updated: July 6, 2017 9:00 P.M.)
Israeli police stand in front of Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, October 5, 2015 (AFP/File)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian in occupied East Jerusalem allegedly “attacked” an Israeli police officer near Damascus Gate on Thursday after refusing to allow Israeli forces to search him.

Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri said that Israeli forces stationed at Damascus Gate in the Old City had stopped a Palestinian and demanded to carry out a stop-and-frisk search.

However, the Palestinian rejected to the search and “attacked” the Israeli border officer, causing the officer to sustain injuries that necessitated a trip to the hospital, according to al-Samri.

She added that the Palestinian was detained and would undergo interrogations with Israeli authorities.

Al-Samri did not provide further details on how the Palestinian had “attacked” the Israeli officer or what kind of injuries had been sustained.

Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem have long expressed frustration over Israel’s frequent stop-and-frisk searches routinely carried out on Palestinian passersby, with Israeli forces especially targeting Palestinian teenagers and young men.

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