Knife-wielding Palestinian youth killed in East Jerusalem

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Israeli police shot a Palestinian youth to death after he stabbed and wounded an officer in East Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday…reports Asian Lite News

The police said in a statement that the 19-year-old approached two police officers stationed at one of the gates of East Jerusalem’s walled Old City, reports Xinhua news agency.

The suspect “pulled out a knife and stabbed one of them”, the statement said, adding that other police officers at the scene “responded by firing at him and neutralising the terrorist”.

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One of the officers was slightly injured by the stabbing, and one was wounded as the police opened fire at the suspect, the police said.