Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli forces in Jerusalem

Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli forces in Jerusalem
2 min read
21 November, 2021
The man was identified as Fadi Abu Shukhedem, a 42-year-old schoolteacher from the neighbourhood of Shuafat in occupied East Jerusalem.
Following the attack, Israeli forces closed the gates of the al-Aqsa Mosque [Getty]

A Palestinian man from East Jerusalem was shot dead by Israeli forces in armed clashes near one of the gates to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

The man was identified as Fadi Abu Shukhedem, a 42-year-old schoolteacher from the neighbourhood of Shuafat in occupied East Jerusalem, Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.

Israeli police alleged that Abu Shukhedem opened fire on the occupation forces, killing one and wounding three others - two of which are reportedly in critical condition.

Following the attack, Israeli forces closed the gates of the al-Aqsa Mosque, the third-holiest site in Islam.

Israel captured the Old City and other parts of East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed them in a move not recognised internationally.

Since then, some 475,000 Jewish settlers live in the occupied West Bank, which is home to more than 2.8 million Palestinians.

Jewish settler violence has since become part of Palestinians' daily life under occupation. Israeli security forces enable these actions, which result in Palestinians casualties – injuries and fatalities – as well as damage to land and property.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces have shown"appalling disregard for human life" by using reckless and unlawful lethal force against Palestinians, according to rights groups.

Amnesty International has repeatedly urged an end to the "worrying rise in unlawful killings by Israeli forces, fostered by a culture of impunity".