Israeli police kills Palestinian near Jerusalem

Ramallha/Jerusalem, Oct 9 (IANS) A Palestinian was shot dead on Thursday evening in clashes with Israeli police in the Palestinian refugee camp of Shu’fat near east Jerusalem, medics said.

Ahmed Bitawi, director of the Palestine medical center in Ramallah, told Xinhua that 20-year-old Wisam Farraj was killed after Israeli police shot him in the chest.

There was no immediate comment of the Israeli government on the incident.

Violent clashes flared in the West Bank and east Jerusalem for almost one week that has left seven Palestinians and four Israelis killed.

On Thursday evening, a Palestinian man stabbed a 20-year-old Israeli soldier and moderately wounded him in the chest in the northern Israeli town of Afula. It’s the fourth Palestinian attack against Israelis in a single the day.

Police reached Shuafat on Thursday afternoon to search the home of a Palestinian who stabbed and seriously wounded a 25 year-old Jewish Orthodox man in Jerusalem.

Hundreds of Palestinians clashed with security forces, throwing stones and firebombs at them. Nine policemen were lightly injured in the incident. Palestinian medical sources said that dozens of local residents were injured in the clashes.

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