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Update: Israeli Police Shoot, Critically Injure Youth in East Jerusalem.

JERUSALEM, June 21, 2015 (WAFA) A Palestinian teenager identified as Yasir Tarawa was shot and critically injured by Israeli border guards near Jerusalems Nablus main road, said witnesses at the scene.

They said that Israeli border police attacked Tarawa, a resident of Hebrons town of Sa'ir, and shot him at least seven times for purportedly stabbing two Israeli police guards, one of whom sustained critical injuries, according to Israeli media sources.

Haaretz said that one'officer was stabbed in the neck, but managed to shootthe attacker before collapsing.'

Tarawa was transferred to Hadasah, Ein Kerem hospital in critical condition, where until the moment; conflicting reports are circling the media about his fate. Some media sources said that he was critically injured, while others confirmed his death.

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and current Yisrael Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Lieberman slammed the Palestinian Authority and the current Israeli government following the attack.

He said that PAs incitement and the Israeli governments weakness are the reason for the attack and the recent rocket fire from Gaza.

Palestinian media reported that Israeli military forces soon after identifying Tarawa have raided his family home and inspected it.

The ministry of foreign affairs, in a 2014 statement following a similar incident , called upon the international community to immediately intervene to put an end to this policy [of field execution], which violates international law, international humanitarian laws and the Geneva Conventions.

The statement condemned the Israeli pretences under which soldiers are authorized to open fire at Palestinians reportedly accused of launching attacks on Israeli targets.

Media reports stated that the Israeli forces has killed 19 Palestinians in the first 81 days of 2014 an average of one Palestinian every 4.26 days.

On June 2015, Israeli soldiers murdered a 21-year-old Palestinian from the town of Kafr Malik, east of Ramallah, after shooting him with live bullets and fatally smashing him when their military vehicle flipped over.

T.R/M.H

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