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Palestinian man shot, detained by Israeli forces in Jerusalem

Aug. 13, 2017 6:14 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 13, 2017 7:53 P.M.)
Israeli security forces in the Old City of Jerusalem. (File)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian resident of occupied East Jerusalem was shot and wounded when he was detained by Israeli forces on Sunday afternoon, Israeli police said.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that the detention took place in the East Jerusalem-area village of Beit Safafa.

Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said that police and general intelligence officers detained the 52-year-old Palestinian man after issuing a “security warning.”

Al-Samri said that Israeli officers shot the man in the foot during the detention, and that the man was taken to a hospital while in police custody.

Neither Rosenfeld nor al-Samri indicated why the man was detained.

Locals told Ma'an that the man was standing at a stoplight at the northern entrance of Beit Safafa when Israeli civilians called the police, deeming the man to be "suspicious." They added that Israeli police "immediately" shot the man upon arriving at the scene.

The locals said the man was a resident of Silwan who was visiting his brothers-in-law in Beit Safafa, adding that he suffered from heart problems.
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