Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian teenager after he was accused of firing at soldiers in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem on Monday night, Al-Jazeera reported.
According to Israeli police, the teen, identified by local media as 17-year-old Mahmoud Omar Kameel, approached a police post near the Lion’s Gate entrance to the Old City and shot at them.
“The police and border guard fighters working in the Old City chased him on foot, while he was shooting at them,” the Israeli police said in a statement.
Reports quo Israeli forces shot Kameel multiple times after chasing him and surrounding him in the area.
Immediately following the shooting, Israeli forces closed the gates leading to the Old City and barred access to the Al Aqsa Mosque compound.
Kameel belonged to the village of Qabatiyeh near the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.