Israeli forces shoot dead five Palestinians as violence rages on
By Maayan Lubell and Nidal al-Mughrabi JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli security forces shot dead two Palestinians aged 12 and 15 in protests along Gaza’s border fence on Saturday, Palestinian medics said, and Israeli police said they had killed three knife-wielding Palestinian assailants in Jerusalem. Eleven days of bloodshed in which four Israelis and 20 Palestinians, many of whom had carried out knife attacks, have been killed in Jerusalem, the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Gaza and Israeli cities have raised concerns that a new Palestinian uprising may be brewing. Palestinians have been angered by events at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s walled Old City and fear Israel wants to change the status quo at Islam’s third holiest shrine, revered by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and by Jews as the Temple Mount.
4 October, 2015 Palestinian kills two in Jerusalem, then shot dead: police By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian man stabbed and killed two people in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday before police shot him dead, officers said, amid an uptick in violence in the city and occupied West Bank. Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad issued a […]
31 October, 2015 Palestinian wielding knife shot dead: Israeli police Israeli security forces shot and killed a Palestinian who ran at them with a knife in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, police said, as a month-long wave of violence showed no signs of abating. An Israeli police spokeswoman said that at a checkpoint in the northern West Bank a […]
23 October, 2015 Israel eases Al-Aqsa limits as 90 wounded in Gaza, West Bank Israel lifted age limits for prayers at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound Friday in an apparent bid to ease tensions as nearly 90 people were injured in clashes in Gaza and the West Bank. "There is no substitute to direct talks," he said after meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]
4 October, 2015 Palestinian stabs Israeli in fresh attack, shot dead: police A Palestinian stabbed and wounded an Israeli teenager in Jerusalem on Sunday and was then shot dead by police, authorities said, just hours after a similar assault killed two people in the city. Violence has risen in East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank in recent weeks. Police […]