Israeli security forces shot Palestinian right on holy ground

Israeli police opened fire in Jerusalem, shooting a passerby.

Israeli security forces shot Palestinian right on holy ground

On Saturday, May 30, the official representative of the Israeli police Mickey Rosenfeld.

According to him, the incident occurred in the Old City of Jerusalem. During patrols, security forces spotted a man and chased after him, suspecting that he had weapons. The fact that the passerby was not a threat was revealed after the police shot him right on the street.

“Police units patrolling there found a suspect with a suspicious object that looked like a gun. They urged him to stop and began to pursue him on foot, during the chase the officers also opened fire on the suspect, ” said Rosenfeld. 

The official also said that the victim was a Palestinian who had mental health problems.

Later, the Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Saib Erekat, commented on the situation.

“Israeli occupying forces in East Jerusalem killed Iyad Khairi, a 32-year-old Palestinian with a disability. A crime that will go unpunished if the world does not cease to regard Israel as a state above the law, ” he wrote on a social network.


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