Israel to investigate police killing of Palestinian suspect

Published March 10th, 2016 - 03:00 GMT
Israeli security forces seal off the area in Arab east Jerusalem's Salahedin street where a shooting attack took place on March 8, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
Israeli security forces seal off the area in Arab east Jerusalem's Salahedin street where a shooting attack took place on March 8, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)

Israeli authorities will probe the killing of a Palestinian who carried out a series of stabbings in the port city of Jaffa earlier this week, reported Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post.

The justice ministry probe was announced after a video that circulated on social media appeared to show police shooting the assailant while being urged on by bystanders, despite him already lying on the ground injured.

Bashar Masalha, 22, killed an American tourist and wounded nine other people on Tuesday.

More than 190 Palestinians have been killed after alleged attacks or in clashes with Israeli forces since Oct. 1, while 34 Israelis or foreigners have been killed in the same period, according to Israeli and Palestinian officials.

By Kaamil Ahmed


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