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Two Palestinians shot after alleged stabbing attack near Jerusalem

By Amy Mac - October 22, 2015
Section: [Main News]
Tags: [Hebron] [Extrajudicial Killing] [Israeli army]

Two Palestinians were killed and at least one critically injured by Israeli forces late last night, as clashes continue to rock the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza.

Early Thursday morning, two Palestinians were shot by Israeli forces after an alleged stabbing attack near a synagogue in Beit Shemesh. One was killed and the other left critically injured.


A 25-year-old Israeli man was wounded and taken to hospital.

According to the Israeli Police, the two men attempted to board a children’s bus but were warded off by civilians. Israeli police at the site shot both men leaving them severely wounded.

In another incident, Israeli forces shot and killed a Jewish man in central Jerusalem last night Wednesday, after mistaking him for a “Palestinian attacker.”

According to Ynetnews, the Jewish man suspected that armed soldiers boarding a bus were terrorists, and asked them for identification.

The soldiers, thinking the Jewish man was a terrorist, claimed he attacked them and tried to grab one of their weapons, resulting in the man being shot by one of the soldiers.


According to the killed man's ID, he was a released IDF soldier who was studying at a yeshiva.

As the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of the month nears 50, Israeli authorities have continued to champion a "shoot to kill" policy towards alleged attackers, which rights groups have denounced as "extrajudicial executions."

At least nine Israelis have been killed in attacks during the same time period.



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