Israeli police shot and fatally wounded, on Monday, a Palestinian teen after an alleged stabbing attempt in occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

Witnesses stated that the police opened fire at the minor, firing several rounds, killing him, near the illegal French Hill colony in occupied Jerusalem. It was reported that the Israeli police are holding the body of the slain teen.

The army alleged that the teen, identified as Zuhdi Al-Tawil, 17, from Kafr Aqab town, north of Jerusalem, stabbed two Israeli settlers, one of whom is a soldier, both suffered moderate wounds.

It added that Israeli media reported that the two were transferred to Ein Karem Hospital for medical intervention.

In related news, an Israeli colonial settler opened fire with rubber-coated steel bullets at a Palestinian minor, causing shrapnel injuries, WAFA reported.

The incident took place in al-Janiya village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Witnesses stated that the 15-year-old Palestinian boy suffered shrapnel wounds to his hand, he was subsequently transferred to hospital for treatment.


Zuhdi Al-Tawil, 17, from Kafr Aqab town


Photo from Arab 48

~ WAFA, Quds Press