Israeli forces shoot, injure Palestinian in East al-Quds

Israeli forces have shot and injured a Palestinian man in East al-Quds (Jerusalem), claiming that he had allegedly tried to stab Israeli commuters.

Israeli authorities say the incident took place in the French Hill neighborhood of the occupied territory on Monday.

The forces shot the Palestinian after he allegedly attempted to stab people waiting at a light railway station.

The attacker, whom Israeli forces identified as a 35-year-old Palestinian from the Shuafat refugee camp, was attacked by several Israeli guards.

Israeli media reports say several other guards also opened fire at his legs before overpowering the Palestinian. Nobody else was hurt in the incident.

The event was the latest in a series of similar incidents involving Palestinians over the past months.

On April 25, Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man in the southern West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron), claiming that he had stabbed a border policeman.

Another Palestinian was also targeted and killed by Israeli forces at a checkpoint in the occupied East al-Quds the day before. According to reports, Israeli forces shot dead the 16-year-old Palestinian boy while he was walking toward the al-Zaim checkpoint with his family.

Human rights groups say the Tel Aviv regime continues to enforce restrictions on the freedom of movement of Palestinians in the West Bank and other occupied territories.

By Press TV