Israeli forces shoot 3 Palestinians over alleged attack

Three Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces in Jerusalem after allegedly carrying out attack on Israeli policewoman

Photo by: AFP (Archive)
Photo by: AFP (Archive)

Israeli security forces inspect the site of an alleged stabbing attack carried out by a Palestinian man in the city of Jerusalem on October 8, 2015

Israeli police said they shot dead three Palestinians on Wednesday as they were allegedly carrying out a shooting and stabbing attack at an entrance to Jerusalem's walled Old City where two Israeli paramilitary police women were injured due to these attacks.  

A police spokeswoman said the incident occurred at the Damascus Gate, after the Palestinian was stopped by police for an identity check.

In recent months, protests against the ongoing Israeli occupation have increased in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.

The incident comes as France is brokering to revive peace talks between Israel and Palestine to end the crisis and reach a two-state solution.  France said it will recognise the Palestinian state if efforts, that will be brokered by Paris fail.

Most of the Palestinians killed have been teenagers as young as 12 - some of whom were killed by armed Israeli civilians, and others by Israeli security forces which usually allege the Palestinians were attempting attacks.

Palestinians say the recent violence is the result of frustration from nearly half-a-century of occupation and they accuse Israel of using excessive force to suppress the unrest, while Israel says the unrest has been caused by a Palestinian campaign of lies surrounding the Al Aqsa Mosque compound.

Palestinian authorities say a younger generation has no hope for their future living under the Israeli tight security measures and with a weak economy.

Since October 1, over 150 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces, most being for alleged attacks, while about 26 Israelis have been killed by Palestinians during the same period. 

TRTWorld and agencies