Pres. Abbas condemns Israeli killing of Palestinian in Jerusalem
(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the Israeli troops killing of a Palestinian youth at a military checkpoint east of the occupied Jerusalem.
In a press statement, the presidency affirmed the urgent need for an international intervention to insure the protection of the Palestinian people, to end the Israeli occupation, and to help establish an independent Palestinian state within the 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The official Palestinian news agency (WAFA), quoting witnesses, said Israeli soldiers had provoked the 17-year-old young man and then turned into scuffles which led to being shot directly.
It said that the Israeli authorities refused to hand over the body of the young Palestinian to the Palestinian Red Crescent as it was transferred by an Israeli ambulance to 'Abu Kabir' institute for dissection.
The Israeli police claimed that the young man tried to stab one of the soldiers at the checkpoint with a knife.
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