Israeli settler opens fire on girl who he claims ‘tried to stab him’

PNN/ Jerusalem/

A Palestinian girl was seriously injured after shot by an Israeli 36-year-old, who claims that she tried to stab him outside the Lion’s Gate (Bab Al-Asbat), in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The girl, who was identified as student Shurouq Dwayyat (18), was moved to a hospital, with serious injuries after the shooting.

The stabbed Israeli reportedly sustained light to moderate injuries in his upper back, and was treated on the spot.

According to Shehab News Agency, eyewitnesses said the Palestinian girl from Sur Baher town, east Jerusalem, was being attacked and harassed by the settler who tried to remove her hijab (veil), and when she pushed him away, he shot her, supported by IOF. 

Clashes spoarked in Bethlehem after the news of the shooting, especially the the student was on her way to Bethlehem University when she was attacked.

IOF have enforced a 48-hour siege around the Old city of Jerusalem after the tensions mounted the past few days.

In the same area, two Israeli settlers were killed on Saturday after stabbed by a Palestinian 19-year-old, Muhannad Halabi, who was immediately shot dead by the Israeli police.

On Sunday dawn, a Palestinian youth, Fadi Alloun (21) was shot dead by Israeli police on settlers’ orders, in the Bab Al-Amoud area (Damascus Gate) of Jerusalem, and on Sunday night another Palestinian youth was shot during clashes in Tulkarm, named Huthaifa Sulaiman (19).

The latest victim of the violence was 13-year-old schoolboy AbdulRahman Obeidallah, who was executed by an Israeli sniper on Monday, while his way home from school in Aida refugee camp, Bethlehem.

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