Israeli police in Jerusalem shot two Palestinian teenage girls, killing one and injuring the other, after they attacked a 70-year old Palestinian man with scissors, mistaking him for an Israeli, according to Israeli police.
CCTV footage of the shooting begins with Israeli police chasing the two Palestinian teens, who police say are related. One officer then fires multiple shots at the 16-year as she backed up against a wall out of frame. A second security officer topples the 14-year old with a plastic chair. Once she is on the ground he shoots her.
Police said the unidentified Palestinian man was lightly injured in the head and hand.
The attack and subsequent shootings took place on Jaffa Street in central Jerusalem, a main shopping boulevard that connects East and West Jerusalem.
Today’s incident follows three separate attacks by Palestinians on Israelis yesterday, in which all three alleged attackers were killed. During one of the attacks in the West Bank settlement of Gush Etzion a Palestinian stabbed and killed a 20-year old Israeli woman. The Gush Etzion municipality announced today that Palestinians will no longer be permitted entry into the settlement, though a number of Palestinians are employed there.
Since October 1, 2015 at least 94 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces and settlers and Palestinians killed 17 Israelis in attacks, amid a wave of violence that Israeli police say shows no signs of decreasing.