Palestinian shot, killed by police in east Jerusalem

By REUTERS
June 27, 2019 22:59
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Israeli police forces shot and killed a Palestinian in east Jerusalem on Thursday, police and the Palestinian Health ministry said.

Police said the man was throwing firecrackers directly at officers on duty in the area, "creating a life threatening situation to them. Police responded by aiming and firing at the suspect," spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.The Palestinian Health Ministry said the man died in hospital. Residents said a demonstration was taking place at the time. Police provided no further details on the incident.


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