Palestinian teen said shot by PA forces in East Jerusalem

Abbas’s policemen conduct arrests in Kafr Aqab, apparently violating Israeli sovereignty; 15-year-old seriously wounded in gunfight

Illustrative: Palestinian police in the West Bank (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
Illustrative: Palestinian police in the West Bank (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)

Palestinian Authority police forces operating in East Jerusalem, outside their area of jurisdiction, shot and seriously wounded a Palestinian teen on Wednesday, Walla News reported.

While Israel’s Civil Administration had authorized PA activity in nearby Qalandiya, PA forces reportedy entered Kafr Aqab, which is under the jurisdiction of the Jerusalem Municipality and thus under Israeli rule, the news site reported.

During the operation to arrest suspects on criminal-related activity, PA policemen entered into a gunfight with armed criminals. A 15-year-old teenager was caught in the crossfire and was shot in the head.

He was evacuated to receive medical treatment in Ramallah.

PA officials said they were investigating the incident, and said it was not yet clear whether the teen had been hit by policemen’s fire or by that of the gunmen.

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