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In video - Israeli forces shoot, kill Palestinian for alleged attack

Sept. 19, 2018 11:20 A.M. (Updated: Sept. 20, 2018 12:46 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A 26-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces in the al-Musrara neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, for allegedly attempting to carry out a stabbing attack.

Eyewitnesses told Ma'an that Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian, who was identified as Muhammad Youssef Shaaban Elayyan, a resident from the Qalandiya refugee camp, for allegedly attempting to carry out a stabbing attack.

A Ma'an reporter said that Israeli authorities sealed off the street in the al-Musrara neighborhood surrounding the scene for several hours, preventing local residents from accessing it.

The Israeli authorities then transferred Elayyan's body to an unknown location after holding his body at the scene for about three hours.

Sources confirmed that Israeli forces repeatedly fired live ammunition at Elayyan, shattering a local shop's window and damaging several vehicles in the neighborhood, although the shop and vehicles were located a few meters away from where Elayyan was killed.

A number of Palestinians have been detained, shot or killed by Israeli forces for allegedly attempting to carry out attacks or being in possession of a knife.

Though Israeli forces have claimed that Palestinians were allegedly attempting to carry out attacks in a majority of instances when Palestinians were killed, rights groups have disputed Israel's version of events in a number of cases, and argued that many alleged attackers could have been subdued in a non-lethal manner.

The video below shows the scene after Alyan was shot and killed:
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