Days of Palestine

Thursday, February 2

Israeli police wound Palestinian, leave him bleeding to death in Jerusalem

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Israeli occupation police on Tuesday shot, wounded Palestinian youth and left him bleeding to death outside Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem.

Police sealed off the street while the body of a 26-year-old Palestinian from Qalandia in the occupied West Bank lay dead on the floor.

Israeli forces allege the man had tried to stab a Jewish worshipper outside the walled Old City; however, eyewitnesses denied this claim.

An Israeli spokesperson said the man’s presence in the area was illegal due to restrictions on the entry of Palestinians from the West Bank to Jerusalem during Jewish holidays.

Jews are observing Yom Kippur and hundreds have raided Al-Aqsa Mosque compound to hold prayers in the Muslim holy site.

Eyewitnesses said they saw a young man fleeing, pursued by police who opened fire.

Palestinian sources identified the martyr as Mohmmad Eliyan, 26.