Palestinian Gunman Killed, One Israeli Dead, Police Injured in Jerusalem
Nov 21, 2021– – IMEMC News
During an armed confrontation, Sunday morning, one Palestinian gunman was shot and killed by Israeli forces, one Israeli was killed and three more were injured, at the Bab al-Silsila Gate of the sacred Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, according to the Jerusalem Press.
Israeli forces blocked all movement of Palestinians into the area and initiated a search campaign for a Palestinian young man who fled the scene, after an alleged stabbing attempt.
The Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) identified the slain gunman as Fadi Abu Shukhedem , 42, from the Shu’fat neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem.
Abu Shukhedem, armed with a “Carlo” submachine gun, opened fire at Israeli police officers, at the Bab al-Silsila or Chain Gate, who shot him dead during the armed encounter.
This act of resistance comes just days after a 16-year-old child, identified as Omar Ibrahim Abu ‘Assab, was shot dead in Jerusalem after allegedly carrying out a stabbing attempt, Israeli authorities have have withheld the teen’s body, a common practice of the occupation.
In 1948, the state of Israel was founded on the stolen lands of Palestine, and in 1967 Israel occupied the remainder of the West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip.