Israeli Police Shoot, Critically Injure Youth in East Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, June 21, 2015 (WAFA) – An 18-year-old Palestinian, whose identity has not been identified yet, was shot and critically injured by Israeli border guards near Jerusalem’s Nablus road, according to witnesses.

They said that Israeli border police attacked the youth, shooting him at least seven times for purportedly stabbing two Israeli police guards. One of the guards sustained critical injuries.

The ministry of foreign affairs, in a 2014 statement following a similar incident, called upon the international community to immediately intervene to put an end to this policy [of field execution], which violates international law, international humanitarian laws and the Geneva Conventions.

The statement condemned the “Israeli pretences” under which soldiers are authorized to open fire at Palestinians reportedly accused of launching attacks on Israeli targets.

Media reports stated that the Israeli forces “has killed 19 Palestinians in the first 81 days of 2014 — an average of one Palestinian every 4.26 days.”

On June 2015, Israeli soldiers murdered a 21-year-old Palestinian from the town of Kafr Malik, east of Ramallah, after shooting him with live bullets and fatally smashing him when their military vehicle flipped over.