JERUSALEM, Friday, May 31, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli police Friday morning shot and killed a Palestinian young man following an alleged stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City.
WAFA correspondent said that Israeli police opened fire on a Palestinian young man after he allegedly stabbed two Israeli settlers.
Israeli media reports said that the man arrived at the Damascus Gate and stabbed a settler. He then continued by foot to a nearby synagogue in the Old City and stabbed a teenage settler before being shot by the police.
WAFA correspondent added that police imposed severe movement restrictions in Jerusalem’s Old City and around Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, inspecting all Palestinian worshipers flocking to the mosque compound to mark Laylat al-Qadr.
Prayer on Laylat al-Qadr, which is typically observed on the 26th night of Ramadan, is revered by Muslims as the night when the Quran, the Muslim holy book, was first revealed to Prophet Mohammad.
Meanwhile, Israeli forces detained a Palestinian man purportedly after a knife was found in his possession at the Qalandiya military checkpoint, north of Jerusalem.
For many Palestinians in Jerusalem and across the occupied Palestinian territory, Ramadan is directly connected to the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam, houses both the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa mosque.
Al-Aqsa is located in East Jerusalem, a part of the internationally recognized Palestinian territories that have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.