SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 6 December 2021, Monday |

Two Israeli police officers stabbed, Palestinian teen killed

According to police, a 16-year-old Palestinian stabbed two Israeli police officers in Jerusalem’s walled Old City on Wednesday before being shot and killed at the scene.

According to a spokesperson for Israel’s ambulance service, the border police officers were lightly and moderately injured.

Palestinian officials did not respond immediately.

In the 1967 Middle East war, Israel captured the Old City and other parts of East Jerusalem and annexed them in a move that was not recognized internationally.

The Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the future capital of a Palestinian state. Israel claims that the city as a whole is its eternal and indivisible capital.

Palestinian stabbing attacks on Israelis, many carried out by assailants with no known affiliation to militant groups, have occurred on a sporadic basis since 2015, a year after peace talks broke down.