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Two Palestinians shot and killed by Israeli forces in East Jerusalem

Jerusalem24 – A 42-year-old Palestinian man was shot and killed by the Israeli military this morning during an army raid on the Palestinian town of Beit Duqqo northwest of occupied East Jerusalem.

Daoud Rayan was shot with live ammunition during confrontations that erupted with local youth shortly before dawn this morning.

Eyewitnesses described “violent” clashes as the army entered the town, with tires set alight and Israeli soldiers firing live ammunition, tear gas and sound bombs.

Reports of a serious injury by live ammunition in Beit Duqqo came in at 5 AM, and the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced Rayan’s death shortly after 6 AM.

Rayan’s family and mourners gathered to bury him earlier today. The town of Beit Duqqo has declared a comprehensive strike for the day.

Rayan is the second resident of Beit Duqqo to have been shot and killed in 24 hours. Habbas Rayan, a relative of Daoud Rayan’s, was shot and killed by Israeli forces after a car-ramming attack at Beit Our checkpoint which seriously injured one Israeli soldier yesterday morning.

Alleged stabbing attack in the Old City

Just three hours after Rayan’s death had been announced, a Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli police at Bab Al-Majlis in Al-Wad Street in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem for allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli officer.

He has been named by the Jerusalem Governorate as 20-year-old Amer Al-Halabiya from Beit Hanina, a second-year student at Birzeit University.

Israeli sources reported that two Israeli officers were injured, one stabbed by the attacker, the other by friendly fire. The condition of the officers is yet to be known.

Israeli forces imposed a partial lockdown on the Old City, closing Damascus gate, Herod’s gate, and Lion’s gate.

A total of 126 Palestinians, including 30 children, have been shot and killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank including East Jerusalem so far in 2022, the overwhelming majority of which (at least 75) were not involved in direct, armed confrontations with or attacks against the Israeli military at the time of their death, according to documentation collected by Jerusalem24.

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