JERUSALEM, Friday, February 10, 2023 (WAFA) – A Palestinian young man was shot dead today by Israeli settlers at Nabi Samuel junction in occupied Jerusalem, according to local sources.
The family of Hussein Khaled Qaraqe, 30, said Israeli settlers opened gunfire at their son while he was driving his vehicle at the junction, critically injuring him. The young man was pronounced dead a few of minutes later.
Qaraqe is married, and is a father of two children, his family said. He is a resident of Al-Isawiya neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem.
Israeli media reports claimed the young man had rammed his vehicle into a group of settlers at the junction, killing two of them and injuring five others.
The Israeli police shut down the junction to vehicles in the aftermath of the incident.
The latest incident brings up the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli occupation forces since the beginning of the year to 45, including 9 children.