Israeli police arrest Jerusalemite youth after alleged stabbing attack

Stabbing or not

Israeli police arrested on Saturday afternoon a Jerusalemite young man suspected of stabbing a Jewish settler in the Old City of Occupied Jerusalem.

Quds Press reported that Israeli police along with border guards were intensively deployed in the vicinity of the Old City. Israeli forces closed the Old City’s gates and barred Jerusalemite people from accessing the site.

Israeli policemen rounded up Mohammad Awad from the Old City of Occupied Jerusalem after the alleged anti-occupation attack.

In a statement on Saturday, Israeli police reported that a haredi Jew was stabbed and slightly injured by somebody, then he was taken to the hospital.

In a following statement, the police denied the first claim that the attack resulted from an anti-occupation stabbing incident and stated that the attack was carried out in a fight between a Jerusalemite man, a settler and another Jewish man for criminal reasons. Eyewitnesses said that the settler was hit by a bottle.

(Source / 20.05.2017)

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