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Palestinian shot by Israeli police in Jerusalem’s Old City, situation unclear

 

JERUSALEM, Thursday, February 6, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli police shot today a Palestinian who allegedly opened fire at them at Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City, reported witnesses.

They said the police fired several bullets at the Palestinian, whom they suspected was killed even though there was no official confirmation of this from any side.

The Israeli police said the Palestinian opened fire at a border policeman injuring him lightly. Police responded by opening fire and “neutralizing” the Palestinian, which often means killing him.

Palestinians said police closed all gates leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and the Old City following the incident and prevented people from entering or leaving the city.

M.K.

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