Israeli Police Shoot, Kill Palestinian in Jerusalem’s Old City

JERUSALEM, October 4, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli police last Saturday night shot and killed in cold blood a Palestinian youth outside the Old City in Jerusalem, according to local sources and witnesses.


Witnesses said 19-year-old Fadi Alloun from Issawiya, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, was shot dead with some 10 bullets by Israeli police at point blank range.


Later that day, a video circulated on social media showed a large group of settlers encircling Alloun and shouting racist slogans at him, before he tried to flee the scene. When he tried to flee, an Israeli police officer shot him with about 10 bullets, killing him instantly.


The video also showed that settlers assaulted Alloun’s body and chanted anti-Arab slogans.


Hours earlier, a Palestinian, 19-year-old Mohannad Halabi from Ramallah, was shot dead after he stabbed and killed two Jewish extremists in Jerusalem’s Old City.


The two incidents came amid rising tensions across the West Bank districts as well as in Jerusalem, prompted by Israeli government’s and Jewish attempts to divide al-Aqsa Mosque compound between Muslims and Jews.


This also came as Israeli police continued to impose tightened restrictions on Palestinians’ entry into Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.


Heavily guarded Israeli police and intelligence were deployed across the streets of the city and throughout the Old City last night and Sunday.


Police continued to ban Palestinians under the age of 50 from entering the Mosque compound, forcing them to pray in the streets of the city.