A young Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli police near the Damascus gate of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday, marking the tenth Palestinian to be killed in the last 24 hours.
The young man name is Issad Badran from kofr Aqab , was killed after carrying out an alleged stabbing attack in the area, the latest in a series of attacks that have rocked Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory in recent days.
An Israeli police spokesperson said that “a man was stabbed, possibly two,” before Israeli security forces arrived on the scene, shooting and killing the alleged attacker.
Initial Israeli reports say the victims — two Isrealis — were left with light injuries.
Israeli forces dispersed crowds of Palestinians gathered at the scene with tear gas and sound bombs. Hebrew-language news site Walla reported that a 35-year-old Israeli journalist was shot by Israeli forces with a rubber-coated steel bullet during the dispersal.
The death of the suspected attacker brings the total number of Palestinians killed since Oct. 1 to 17. Four Israelis, including two settlers, have been killed in the same time period.