An unidentified person lying on the ground in Jerusalem‘s Old City after he was shot by Israeli police.
JERUSALEM, Saturday, February 22, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli police opened a barrage of gunfire at a Palestinian youth at Lions’ Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City reportedly after attempting a stabbing attack.
Witnesses said the youth, who was not immediately identified and who most likely was killed despite no official confirmation of this yet, was shot several times and left on the ground bleeding before Israeli paramedics arrived at the scene.
Israeli reports claimed the youth was shot and “neutralized” after he attempted to stab police.
Video clips showed the youth lying motionless on the ground outside Bab al-Asbat, one of the gates leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque. They also showed a large police force at the scene and inside the Old City streets.
As in all similar incidents in the holy city, police shut down all gates of the Old City, particularly the gates to Al-Aqsa Mosque, before reopening them shortly after.