40-year-old man shot dead in east Jerusalem

The man is the 65th person to be murdered in Arab cities in Israel since the start of this year.

 Israeli border police officers guard during riots in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, February 13, 2022. (photo credit: NOAM REVKIN FENTON/FLASH90)
Israeli border police officers guard during riots in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, February 13, 2022.
(photo credit: NOAM REVKIN FENTON/FLASH90)

A 40-year-old man was shot in east Jerusalem on Friday night. 

MDA paramedics arrived at the scene, where they found him unconscious and transported the man to Shaare Zedek Hospital in critical condition, where he was later pronounced dead by doctors.

The man was a resident of Jabel Mukaber, a neighborhood in the southern area of east Jerusalem.

The man is the 65th person to be murdered in Arab cities in Israel since the start of this year, Hebrew media reported.

Investigation

Israel Police is conducting an investigation into the incident and began conducting tests and collecting evidence at the scene. No suspects have been arrested as of Saturday.

 Israel Police operate in Sheikh Jarrah in east Jerusalem amid violent clashes, February 13, 2022 (credit: ISRAEL POLICE) Israel Police operate in Sheikh Jarrah in east Jerusalem amid violent clashes, February 13, 2022 (credit: ISRAEL POLICE)

Initial suspicions say that the incident was part of a conflict between groups in the neighborhood.

This is a developing story.