Palestinian Shot Dead, Another Injured in Alleged Stabbing Attempts in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, November 10, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli police forces Tuesday afternoon  shot dead a Palestinian and seriously injured another after they allegedly attempted to stab Israelis in Jerusalem.

A Palestinian, identified as Muhammad Nimer, 37, from the Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Issawiya, was gunned down after he allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli soldier outside Bab al-‘Amud (Damascus Gate) in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Israeli media reported that soldiers stationed at the gate managed to shoot the “knife-wielding assailant” before he managed to stab them, critically wounding him.

The Palestinian man was taken to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, where medics confirmed that he succumbed to his wounds.

This brings the Palestinian death toll since the first of October to 81, including 17 minors and four women, according to a press release published by the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Israeli media also reported that a 50-year-old Palestinian bystander was lightly wounded in the hand by the shots.

In the aftermath of the alleged stabbing attempt, Israeli police raided al-‘Issawiya, where they proceeded to detain Muhammad’s father, ‘Abed, together with his three brothers.

Shortly before, police opened fire on a Palestinian boy and detained another for allegedly stabbing an Israeli soldier at the light rail near Shu‘fat refugee camp, north of Jerusalem.

Mo ‘awiya ‘Alqam, 12, sustained serious injuries and ‘Ali, 13, who participated in the alleged attempt, was detained. Both Mo‘awiya and ‘Ali came from Shu‘fat camp.