Ahmad Ghazal

April 1, 2017: Ahmad Zaher Fathi Ghazal, 17, was shot and killed by Israeli police officers near Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem after he stabbed and mildly injured two Israeli settlers and moderately wounded a police officer who was chasing him. He ran to to hide in a residential building before being shot. An eyewitness said, “They could have detained him — he was surrounded by a large number of soldiers. But they executed him.” The Israeli army and police closed Bab al-‘Amoud, leading to the Sahera Gate and the al-Waad Street in Jerusalem, called for reinforcement, and imposed a tight siege in the area, preventing Palestinians and journalists from entering. Clashes later took place in the area and Israeli soldiers detained 20 Palestinians, including 17 merchants, and forced all Palestinian stores to close. Ahmad was from Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC