Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli forces killed a young man at Hittah gate of Al Aqsa mosque after he allegedly opened fire at an Israeli officer.
Israeli media claimed the young man wounded an Israeli officer but he could not wound more soldiers due to a gun malfunction. He has been allegedly holding a Carlo gun.
Israeli Channel 12 reported that as soon as the young man approached Al Asbar gate, “he opened fire at the Israeli forces, who escaped and hid behind the walls of the old city. Then he stopped due to a gun malfunction.”
Video footage from the location of the operation shows Israeli forces chasing the young man and shooting him at point-blank range.
Videos also show Israeli forces evacuating an officer.
Eyewitnesses revealed that Israeli forces arrested two worshipers inside the courtyard of Al Aqsa mosque. They also attacked other worshipers who were leaving the holy mosque after performing Isha prayer.
After the operation, Israeli forces closed the holy mosque to Palestinians and attacked those, who were inside. They also prevented Palestinians from entry into the old city.
The occupation state has recently increased its oppression against native Palestinians, especially in occupied Jerusalem. Demolitions have increased, even inside the Green-Line areas.
Israeli forces also carry out daily night raids into Palestinians’ houses, arresting dozens of men, children, and women on a daily basis.