Israeli police kill another Palestinian in Jerusalem
Published: October 15, 2015 5:34 pm
15 October 2015, Nirapad News: Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian man following fourteen days of violence that has already seen at least 30 other Palestinians killed.
Police opened fire on the young Palestinian on Wednesday at the entrance of the Damascus gate in Jerusalem, reports Al Jazeera.
Police claimed that the man had attempted to stab a policeman. No Israeli causalities were reported.
The killing came as Israel set up checkpoints at exits of Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem after government approves tough measures.
The Israeli government says it approved the new measures to help police combat a rise in stabbing attacks.
The army deployed six companies on Wednesday to the country’s urban areas, two weeks since the latest tensions between Palestinians and Israelis turned violent.
The move is the first implementation of measures decided upon by Israel’s security cabinet to combat a series of Palestinian shooting and stabbing attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers.
The cabinet met late into the night and released details of the new measures early Wednesday morning.
Steps approved include allowing police to seal off Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem.
‘The security cabinet decided several measures to combat terrorism, notably authorizing police to seal off or impose a curfew on parts of Jerusalem in case of friction or incitement to violence,’ the security cabinet said in a statement.