Monday, December 7, 2015

Saturday: one Palestinian killed in Jerusalem

Scene of stabbing in Jerusalem's Yirmiyahu Street. December 6, 2015.A Palestinian man was shot dead after he allegedly injured two Israelis in a stabbing attack in central Jerusalem on Saturday night, Israeli police said. He was the 116th Palestinian to be killed since 1 Ocrtober.
Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said the Palestinian, identified as a 21-year-old from Beit Hanina in occupied East Jerusalem, was shot and killed after he allegedly hit one Israeli with his car, before stabbing another with a knife.
However, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that one of these Israelis was injured when he was apparently "hit by a vehicle that passed by the scene as he was attempting to flee."Rosenfeld initially reported that a third Israeli had been injured during the incident, but later confirmed that this person was treated for shock. A spokesperson for Shaare Zedek hospital confirmed that two Israelis were brought there with "very light" wounds. She said that one of them was an Israeli soldier, who appeared to have been stabbed, while the other had been hit by a car.The scene of the incident, in West Jerusalem's Romema neighborhood, was closed off by Israeli police.

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