Israeli Police Fatally Shoot Palestinian in Jerusalem, ‏Death Toll Exceeds 100

JERUSALEM, November 29, 2015 (WAFA) – A Palestinian Sunday was shot down by Israeli police at al-Wadi street inside the old city of Jerusalem, after he allegedly stabbed an Israeli border guard.

An initial Israeli police report claimed that 38-year-old Bassim Salah, a Palestinian local from Nablus, stabbed an Israeli border guard, moderately injuring him, before he was fatally shot by Israeli police.

Witnesses at the scene reported that Israeli police, along with Israeli settlers, fired a total of 12 bullets at Salah, killing him instantly.

Following the fatal shooting incident, Israeli police imposed a full lockdown on the area, as well as deployed large numbers of special units across its streets and alleys, while settlers chanted racist slogans calling for the ‘death of Arabs’.

Israeli armed forces further intensified their military procedures at the entrances of Nablus city, the hometown of Salah.

To be noted, over 100 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces and police  since the beginning of unrest in early October, 2015, including 22 children, four women and one Palestinian from Naqab.

More than 12,000 people were injured since early October, including more than 3,000 with live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.