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Palestinian killed, 9 cops hurt in East Jerusalem clashes

Security forces shoot Palestinian dead in Shuafat refugee camp during attempt to arrest suspect in attack earlier in the day

Palestinian stone throwers stand next to burning wood during clashes with Israeli security forces in Shuafat in East Jerusalem on October 5, 2015. (AFP Photo/Ahmad Gharabli)
Palestinian stone throwers stand next to burning wood during clashes with Israeli security forces in Shuafat in East Jerusalem on October 5, 2015. (AFP Photo/Ahmad Gharabli)

Israeli security forces shot dead a Palestinian during clashes in East Jerusalem on Thursday as they made their way to the home of a man accused of an earlier stabbing attack, medics said.

The Palestinian died after he was shot in the chest at the Shuafat refugee camp, according to the Red Crescent and hospital sources.

The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the man as 20-year-old Wissam Jamal Faraj.

At least nine police officers were injured in the skirmish, Channel 2 reported. The Israel Police did not have an immediate comment on the incident.

At least three Palestinians have been killed in clashes with Israeli forces since the intensification of violence a week ago. Terror attacks by Palestinians killed four Israeli civilians and left several others injured, including six in a spate of attacks on Thursday.

In a separate incident Thursday evening, a nine-year-old Palestinian child was injured when a stone struck the car he was riding in near the settlement of Havat Gilad in the northern West Bank. Paramedics were at the scene to offer medical assistance.

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