A Palestinian killed in another Israeli military operation in East Jerusalem

A Palestinian killed in another Israeli military operation in East Jerusalem

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The Israeli Army killed a Palestinian citizen who, according to the police version, tried to stab one of its troops who was carrying out an operation in a neighborhood of East Jerusalem, occupied and annexed by Israel.

Israeli forces shot Mohamed Shaham, a 21-year-old Palestinian, in the head at the family home, his father Ibrahim said, according to the official Palestinian Wafa news agency, according to a report by the AFP news agency.

The police said they launched the operation during the early morning to find weapons in Kafr Aqaba neighborhood in East Jerusalem located behind the Israeli security wall and next to the city of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank.

“A suspect who had attempted to stab our officers was neutralized,” the Israeli police said in a statement, adding that the young man died in a military hospital.

The police did not clarify if they finally found weapons at the Shaham family’s house in Kafr Aqab..

Since 1967, Israel has occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the majority-Palestinian section of the Holy City that was annexed in 1980.

Since 1967, Israel has occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the majority Palestinian sector of the Holy City that was annexed in 1980.

The incident occurred after an armed attack that occurred early Sunday in the center of Jerusalem, which left eight injured, and a three-day military escalation in the Gaza Strip between the Israeli Army and the Islamic Jihad armed movement. .

At least 49 Palestinians, combatants but also civilians, including children, died during this outbreak of violence that ended with a truce on August 7, favored by the mediation of Egypt.

Due to the escalation of violence, the Israeli Army carried out a series of operations and raids.

This Monday, within the framework of these operations, Israeli forces announced that they managed to “neutralize” a tunnel dug from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory by the Islamist Hamas movement that governs the Palestinian enclave.

“We are talking about an attack tunnel with two separate roads leading into Israeli territory, but not going beyond the new concrete underground barrier,” Brigadier General Nimrod Aloni said.

The tunnel, which started from the city of Gaza. The military added in a statement, “it did not pose a threat to the Israeli communities in the area.”

Hamas said in a statement that “the Palestinian resistance has the right to use all means to optimize its capabilities against the arrogance and criminality” of Israel.

Since 2007, Israel has imposed a blockade on Gaza, a territory of 2.3 million people plagued by poverty and unemployment.



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