Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man on Sunday, after he allegedly stabbed and injured an Israeli police officer near Damascus Gate, in occupied East Jerusalem, an Israeli police spokesperson said.Police said the alleged attacker was a 38-year-old Palestinian from the Nablus district, in the northern occupied West Bank.
Local sources named him as Baseem Abdul-Rahman Mustafa Salah, according to Ma’an News Agency.
The officer who was injured during the attack is reportedly in light to moderate condition, a Magen David Adom medical service spokesperson said.
Witnesses near the scene said that police shot the man at least 11 times during the incident, adding that Israeli forces did not allow medics to reach him.
Over 100 Palestinians have been killed since the beginning of October. Many were killed during alleged attacks on Israeli military and civilians, although Palestinians and right groups have disputed the factuality of the attacks.
19 Israelis have been killed in the same time period.