3 Palestinians killed by Israeli police in Jerusalem

Police say Palestinians killed after attacking Israelis near Jerusalem's Old City

3 Palestinians killed by Israeli police in Jerusalem

World Bulletin / News Desk

Three Palestinians were killed on Friday after carrying out two separate shooting and stabbing attacks in occupied East Jerusalem, according to the Israeli police.

In a statement, police said that three Palestinians armed with knives and semi-automatic weapons were shot dead after carrying out two separate attacks near Jerusalem’s Old City.

“A female police officer was critically injured, while four other bystanders were wounded in the attacks,” the statement said.

According to Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth, two Palestinians opened fire on a group of border police stationed on East Jerusalem’s Sultan Suleiman Street, while a third Palestinian stabbed a 22-year-old border policewoman near the Old City’s Damascus Gate.

The Palestinian Health Ministry, for its part, confirmed that Baraa Saleh, 18, Adel Ankoush, 18, and Amer Badwi, 31 -- all from the occupied West Bank -- were shot and killed by police in Jerusalem.

Since October 2015, more than 285 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli police during -- or immediately after -- alleged attacks on Israelis or in clashes with Israeli security forces, according to Palestinian figures.

Israeli authorities, meanwhile, say almost 50 Israelis have been killed in attacks carried out by Palestinians over the same period.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Haziran 2017, 00:25