Palestinian man killed during Israeli raid on eastern Jerusalem home

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian man was killed during a raid by Israeli security forces in eastern Jerusalem seeking a stabbing suspect.

Wissam Faraj, 20, was killed Thursday evening in the Shuafat neighborhood, according to the Palestinian Maan news service. The Israeli forces reportedly attempted to enter the area to search the home of Subhi Abu Khalifa, who is suspected of stabbing a yeshiva student in the neck in Jerusalem earlier in the day.

Nine Israeli police officers were hurt in the clashes.

Maan also reported that 12 Palestinians were injured Thursday in live fire by the Israeli army during clashes in the West Bank and that 59 have been hurt by rubber bullets.


Also Thursday, three Palestinians were injured, one seriously, when their car was hit by rocks near a Jewish settlement outpost in the West Bank.

Meanwhile, Israel Police on Thursday installed metal detectors in the Old City of Jerusalem around the Muslim Quarter, including on a street where two separate stabbing attacks on Jewish-Israelis occurred.

The metal detectors were ordered by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan.

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