Karim Jamal al-Qawasmi

March 06, 2022: Karim Jamal al-Qawasmi, 19, was killed by Israeli soldiers near Bab Hutta gate, north of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the occupied capital Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The soldiers shot the young man and left him bleeding without first aid until he succumbed to his wounds.

The soldiers fired a barrage of live fire at the young men before closing the entire area, including all gates leading to Al-Aqsa.

Israeli daily Haaretz said the Palestinian approached the officers, pulled out a knife, and stabbed one of them. Other officers at the scene opened fire at the attacker in response.

Haaretz quoted the Israeli police claiming that the Palestinian approached the officers at 4:30 at dawn, before stabbing and mildly one of them before the officers shot him.

However, the police did not explain how the second officer was hurt but only said: “two officers were injured mildly during the attack.”

Dozens of soldiers and police officers were also sent to the area and initiated extensive searches in the streets and alleys, especially around Al-Aqsa and the Old City.

The soldiers isolated the entire area and prevented the Palestinians from reaching the Al-Aqsa Mosque and many parts of the Old City.

A few hours after killing the Palestinian, dozens of Israeli soldiers, police, and intelligence officers invaded his home and ransacked the property, causing excessive damage, before abducting his father, mother, and brother.

Karim is also a former political prisoner, abducted when he was a teenager and was imprisoned for 18 months.

Karim was from the at-Tour town in occupied Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC