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Israeli police shoot deaf Palestinian in Jerusalem

Police said deaf Palestinian did not heed orders to stop

AbdelRaouf Arnaout   | 17.08.2020
Israeli police shoot deaf Palestinian in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM 

Israeli forces shot and injured a deaf Palestinian at a military checkpoint in Jerusalem on Monday, according to the Israeli police.

In a statement, the police said a 60-year-old Palestinian did not heed orders to stop, prompting soldiers to shoot him at the Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah city.

According to the statement, the Palestinian man was moderately injured.

Eyewitnesses earlier said that a Palestinian was shot in the leg by Israeli soldiers at the checkpoint.


*Bassel Barakat contributed to this report from Ankara

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