Palestinian shot dead by Israel police in Jerusalem

The man was shot dead in the Issawiya neighborhood of East Jerusalem. (AFP/File Photo)
Updated 28 June 2019
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Palestinian shot dead by Israel police in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM: Israeli police shot and killed a Palestinian man in occupied East Jerusalem Thursday.

The Palestinian health ministry said the man, identified as Mohammed Obeid, 20, died of his injuries.

Israeli police claimed Obeid had set off fireworks at officers during unspecified "police operations" in the Issawiya neighborhood.

The official Palestinian news agency WAFA said that Palestinians had clashed with the police who had entered Issawiya.
Four other Palestinians were injured, it said, adding that Obeid had served time in Israeli prison in the past.

"He was shot, injured critically as a result of firing fireworks directly at officers putting them in a life-threating situation," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.
Rosenfeld said that fireworks, lashed together in bundles and fired from a tube, were often fired at Israeli security forces.
"Within a certain range, they're life-threatening," he said.
The official Palestinian news agency WAFA said that Palestinians had clashed with the police who had entered Issawiya.
Four other Palestinians were injured, it said, adding that Obeid had served time in Israeli prison in the past.

*With AFP


Palestinian jailed for life for murder of Israeli

Updated 23 September 2019

Palestinian jailed for life for murder of Israeli

  • Fayiz Hamed was found guilty of voluntary homicide and attempted murders
  • The four Israelis were in a car when they came under fire at a crossroads near the settlement of Shvut Rachel in 2015

JERUSALEM: An Israeli military court Monday sentenced a Palestinian to life imprisonment for a 2015 shooting in the occupied West Bank that killed an Israeli and wounded three others, the army said.
Fayiz Hamed was found guilty of voluntary homicide and attempted murders.
The four Israelis were in a car when they came under fire at a crossroads near the settlement of Shvut Rachel on June 29, 2015, the army said in a statement.
The military accused the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, of carrying out the gun attack.
Hamas praised the attack without claiming responsibility.