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Palestinian shot dead in Jerusalem

PNN/Jerusalem

A Palestinian man has been shot and killed by the Israeli occupation Forces after he and another Palestinian allegedly stabbed an Israeli at a bus stop west of occupied Jerusalem this Thursday morning.

According to Al Jazeera sources, an Israeli police spokesmand said: “Two suspects attempted to get on a children’s school bus in Beit Shemesh, a majority ultra-orthodox area.

“After they were asked why they were doing so, they attempted to stab an Israeli at the bus stop at which point they were shot by the police, witnesses said.”

The two Palestinian men, along with the Israeli, were transferred to Hadassah hospital in Ein Karem. The Israeli, a 25-year-old man, was moderately injured, while one Palestinian died from his injuries and the other one remains in critical situation, according to the Hospital’s statement.

The two Palestinians were identified as two 20-year old men from Sourif, northwest of Hebron in the occupied West Bank.

This last Wednesday, Israeli occupation forces shot dead a Palestinian man named Mutaz Atallah Qassem, 22, after he allegedly attacked an Israeli soldier near the illegal Adam settlement in the occupied West Bank.

The IOF also shot and killed a Jewish man in central occupied Jerusalem yesterday night after mistaking him for a “Palestinian attacker,” according to Israeli police and media.

Since October 1, 52 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli soldiers or settlers, while eight Israelis have been killed by Palestinians.