Israeli police opened fire in Jerusalem, shooting a passerby.
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.
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“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.