Israeli police opened fire at three Palestinian men, killing one of them, say Palestinian Health officials.

Israeli security and rescue personnel walk near the scene where Palestinians were shot by Israeli police in occupied East Jerusalem on August 15, 2019.
Israeli security and rescue personnel walk near the scene where Palestinians were shot by Israeli police in occupied East Jerusalem on August 15, 2019. (Reuters)

A Palestinian was shot by Israeli forces on Thursday in Jerusalem, according to a statement issued by the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

In a statement, the ministry, said that the Israeli police opened fire at the Palestinian men, injuring at least three.

The ministry further said while one of the Palestinian died of his wounds, the situation of the second was not known, as he was taken away by the Israeli forces.

The third Palestinian who was shot at in the thigh, was taken to a Palestinian hospital in Jerusalem.

Israeli media claimed that an Israeli police officer had come under a stabbing attack and was wounded in his upper body.

Israeli police said the two Palestinian attackers were juvenile.

They said that one more person, who was in the vicinity, was shot and evacuated to hospital.

Police closed all entries and exists to the old city following the attack.

Israeli police are constantly present at all the gates leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, which they closed after the alleged stabbing attack and prevented Muslims from entering it for the evening prayer.

Source: AA