The Gaza Post|The News of Palestine-Jerusalem
A Palestinian young man was fatally shot by Israeli police at nightfall Sunday in the Old City of Jerusalem after he allegedly stabbed and critically injured an Israeli soldier.
Israeli sources said a soldier sustained critical injuries in a stabbing attack carried out near Jerusalem’s al-Silsila Gate. The attacker was shot by Israeli forces stationed near the stabbing scene. He was pronounced dead shortly afterwards, The Palestinian Information Center reported.
Eye-witnesses said the occupation soldiers left the Palestinian young man bleeding until he breathed his last.
Israeli police blocked all gates leading to al-Aqsa Mosque in the aftermath of the alleged attack, amid high tension and heavy deployment of troops near Jerusalem’s walls and inside the Old City of Jerusalem.
The Palestinian casualty was identified as 28-year-old Abdul Rahman Bani Fadhl from Akreba, in Nablus, and a father of two kids.
Israeli news outlets initially claimed that the stabber holds Turkish identity documents. However, they backtracked on the claim sometime later.