Palestinian Child Killed by Israeli Police, in Occupied Jerusalem

18:00 Aug 30 2023 at light rail station near Damascus Gate (باب العامود * שַׁעַר שְׁכֶם)

Palestinian Child Killed by Israeli Police, in Occupied Jerusalem Palestinian Child Killed by Israeli Police, in Occupied Jerusalem
Khaled Samer Al-Za’anin, 14. Published by IMEMC News

The scene of the stabbing attack in Jerusalem, on Wednesday night. Credit: Ammar Awad/Reuters
Published by Haaretz

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by IMEMC News
Aug 31, 2023

Israeli occupation police shot and killed, on Wednesday evening, a Palestinian child, at a light rail station near the Damascus Gate (Bab al-Amoud), in occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank after an alleged stabbing attack.

Hebrew sources claimed that the Palestinian child stabbed an illegal Israeli settler in the “Al-Musrara” neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem before security officers and settlers attacked him at the light rail station.

Israeli police arrived at the scene, and rather than taking the child into custody, a police officer shot him at a close range and failed to provide him with medical treatment, causing him to bleed to death.

Also, Israeli police officers assaulted Palestinian journalists who attempted to approach the scene to provide media coverage.

Israeli settlers were shown on social media videos attacking vehicles at the scene and applauding the killing of the Palestinian child.

Furthermore, the soldiers prevented local Palestinians from approaching the home of the slain child, which sparked protests among local Palestinian youths, who burned rubber tires.

The slain child has been officially identified as Khaled Samer Al-Za’anin, 14; shortly after his death, the army invaded and destroyed the contents of his family home, and caused injuries to members of his family, in the Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem.

Soldiers fired rubber-coated steel rounds, concussion grenades, and tear gas canisters at local citizens and at the home of the slain child, causing inhalation injuries.

Later it was reported that occupation forces abducted the father, mother, brother, and sister of the slain child.

First Published on: Aug 31, 2023 at 00:49

Israeli Wounded in Jerusalem Stabbing; 14-year-old Palestinian Assailant Shot Dead

A Border Police officer who saw the incident shot and killed the assailant; victim taken to hospital in moderate condition

by Nir Hasson, Yael Freidson, The Associated Press Publshed by Haaretz

A 22-year-old Israel was moderately wounded in a stabbing attack at a light rail station in central Jerusalem on Wednesday.

According to police, the 14-year-old assailant was shot and killed by an off-duty border police officer who was on the light rail when he witnessed the incident and immediately got off the train to respond. However, it was unclear if the boy was still armed when he was killed in what was described as a fast-moving incident.

The assailant was named as Khaled Za'aneen from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, which the light rail runs through. According to Magen David Adom emergency services, the injured man, who was stabbed in the back, was taken to a local hospital.

MDA reported that the injured man fled the station to a nearby street, where emergency services arrived to treat him. Paramedics at the scene said they found the man "fully conscious with stab wounds to his upper body," provided life-saving medical treatment and transported him to hospital in moderate condition.

The police statement said a crowd of people “began to struggle with the terrorist” after the stabbing.

One witness, Eldad Bar-Kochva, told the Ynet news site that he was sitting at the station with his wife when the boy took out the knife.

“We pounced on him, I gave him a strong kick in the face and hand, and the knife fell out of his hand. A border policeman ran over and shot him,” he said, adding that the entire incident unfolded in about 30 seconds.

Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai arrived at the scene and praised the speedy response of the police officer, saying he showed "the level of vigilance of our forces in the field, who time and again prevent and thwart terrorist attacks."
Aug 30, 2023
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