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Israeli military forces have shot dead a young Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank amid ongoing tensions between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian protesters in the occupied territories. reports ciiting Press TV.

Palestinian sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Israeli military forces shot dead the Palestinian at a checkpoint in al-Jab’a village, north of Jerusalem al-Quds, on Tuesday afternoon for allegedly attempting to carry out a stabbing attack. No one was injured in the purported stabbing attack.The slain Palestinian man was later identified as Biha Emad Samir al-Harbawi – a 23-year-old resident of al-Eizariya city.

Three Palestinian teenagers, identified as 19-year-old Bara Ibrahim Muhammad Saleh, Adel Hassan Ahmad Anakush, 18, and Osama Ahmad Mustafa Atta, 19, purportedly wounded 23-year-old Staff Sergeant Major Hadas Malka outside the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds on June 16.

An unnamed Israeli police spokesperson said the three Palestinians were “shot and killed” following the attack.

The Israeli police officer, who was in critical condition, was taken to the emergency care unit at nearby Hadassah University Medical Center. Hospital officials later pronounced her dead.The ISIS terrorist group later claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted on its Amaq news agency.

Hamas resistance movement, however, dismissed the allegation, stating that the trio was affiliated to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

The three slain Palestinians came from the village of Dayr Abu Mash’al, located 24 kilometers west of Ramallah. Israeli military forces have put the village on complete lockdown ever since.

The occupied Palestinian territories have witnessed new tensions ever since Israeli forces introduced restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds in August 2015.

More than 300 Palestinians have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces in the ongoing tensions since the beginning of October 2015.The Tel Aviv regime has tried to change the demographic makeup of Jerusalem al-Quds over the past decades by constructing settlements, destroying historical sites and expelling the local Palestinian population. Palestinians say the Israeli measures are aimed at paving the way for the Judaization of the city.

The al-Aqsa Mosque compound is a flashpoint Islamic site, which is also holy to Jews. The mosque is Islam’s third holiest site after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

2017.06.20 / 21:29
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