Israel Kills Former Palestinian Prisoner in East Al-Quds. (Photo: Press TV)
Israel Kills Former Palestinian Prisoner in East Al-Quds. (Photo: Press TV)

Tel Aviv, 7 Muharram 1436/31 October 2014 (MINA) – Israeli forces have killed a former Palestinian prisoner in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) as clashes erupt in the occupied city.

According to reports from the occupied Palestinian territories, Israeli forces shot dead Moataz Hejazi after storming his house in the Abu Tor neighborhood of East al-Quds.

The 32-year old Palestinian had spent 11 years in an Israeli jail and was released in 2012, Press TV quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting, Friday.

Meanwhile, clashes broke out between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters in the area. Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters.

Israeli sources said the Palestinian was a suspect in the shooting of an Israeli. All Palestinians have been denied entry into the al-Aqsa Mosque over the shooting of the right-wing activist.

Israeli forces also raided the East al-Quds neighborhood of Silwan, which has been the scene of violent clashes over the past few days.

On October 22, violence erupted in the area after Israeli policemen and army troops raided the houses of the relatives of a Palestinian driver from Silwan.

Israelis said the driver had rammed his car into a railway stop in Jerusalem al-Quds, killing a baby girl and injuring eight others. The driver later died of injuries sustained when he was shot by Israeli forces.

The Tel Aviv regime claims that the incident was deliberate, but family members of the 21-year-old driver say it was an accident.


Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)