Clashes in East Jerusalem after police kill man who launched fireworks at them
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Clashes in East Jerusalem after police kill man who launched fireworks at them

At least 20 Palestinians injured in protests against Israeli security forces following deadly shooting in Issawiya neighborhood

Screen capture from video allegedly showing a Palestinian man who was shot by Israeli Police after launching fireworks at them in the Issawiya neighborhood of East Jerusalem, June 27, 2019. (Twitter)
Screen capture from video allegedly showing a Palestinian man who was shot by Israeli Police after launching fireworks at them in the Issawiya neighborhood of East Jerusalem, June 27, 2019. (Twitter)

The police on Thursday shot dead a Palestinian suspect who launched fireworks at them in the Issawiya neighborhood of East Jerusalem, igniting protests in the area.

The suspect set off the fireworks from close range “endangering the lives” of police, the force said in a statement.

The incident came during clashes between police and Palestinian protesters in the neighborhood.

The injured Palestinian, reportedly around 20 years of age, was taken to the nearby Hadassah Mount Scopus hospital, where doctors declared him dead.

The Ir Amim rights group identified the man as Mohammad Samir Obeid.

Following the shooting, protests between East Jerusalem residents and Israeli security personnel resulted in at least 20 injuries to the demonstrators.

Hebrew media reported that over the past few weeks police have entered Issawiya on a nightly basis in a bid to track down members of a Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terror cell believed to be at large in the neighborhood. The police operations have led to regular clashes with local residents.

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