42 Palestinians killed by Israeli army since Oct. 1
- Publish date:17/10/2015
- Section:Islamic World
Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on Saturday, Israeli police and eyewitnesses said.
Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said a Palestinian was shot and killed after he allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli police officer in Jerusalem.
According to Israeli police, Motaaz Ewaisat, 16, was killed on the scene.
Earlier on Saturday, another Palestinian was shot and killed by Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.
Eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency that Israeli settlers killed Mohammad Qawasmi, 18, at al-Shuhada street in the occupied southern West Bank city of Hebron.
Eyewitnesses added that Jewish settlers in the area distributed sweets to celebrate the killing of the Palestinian youth.
On hour later, a Palestinian woman was shot and killed by Israeli police after an alleged stabbing attack in Hebron, Israeli police said in a statement.
According to Palestinian Health Ministry figures, Saturday’s killings bring the total number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since the start of October to 42, including 10 children and one woman.
Twenty-eight Palestinians were killed in the West Bank and East Jerusalem and 14 were killed in the Gaza Strip.
At least 1,700 Palestinians were injured by Israeli gunfire, the ministry said.
Palestinians carry the body of Yahya Frahat during his funeral in Al Shatea refugee camp in Gaza on, 16 October 2015.