Israeli police shoot man dead near Muslim holy site

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Slain antheral was identified arsenic Mohammad Khaled al-Osaib, 26, a nonmigratory of Bedouin municipality Hura successful southbound Israel

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Israeli constabulary basal defender adjacent a information incidental country adjacent Al-Aqsa compound besides known to Jews arsenic the Temple Mount, successful Jerusalem's Old City, April 1, 2023. PHOTO: REUTERS


JERUSALEM:

A antheral detained by Israeli constabulary adjacent a flashpoint mosque compound successful Jerusalem grabbed an officer's weapon and fired it, prompting the portion to sprout him dead, the unit said connected Saturday, successful a statement of events questioned by Arab leaders.

The incidental overnight astatine the borderline of the Al Aqsa Mosque complex, an icon of Palestinian nationalism, came astatine a precocious constituent of Muslim attendance for the beatified period of Ramazan.

The ineffable site, known to Muslims arsenic The Noble Sanctuary and to Jews arsenic Temple Mount, remained comparatively quiescent connected Saturday.

The slain antheral was identified arsenic Mohammad Khaled al-Osaib, 26, a nonmigratory of Bedouin municipality Hura successful southbound Israel. Lawmaker Mansour Abbas, whose United Arab List enactment is fashionable there, said helium was a aesculapian pupil and questioned the constabulary account.

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"All we request is the truth," Abbas said.

Reuters could not instantly verify the constabulary account. Police said the incidental took spot astatine a spot not covered by information cameras. Footage of akin incidents successful the past has usually surfaced wrong a abbreviated time.

Police released CCTV of what they said was al-Osaib walking crossed the analyzable unsocial close earlier the incident, which a spokesperson said happened successful "seconds," and denied reports helium had intervened successful an altercation with a pistillate worshipper.

Israeli-Palestinian tensions are simmering aft months of unit successful areas of Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank and friction astatine Al Aqsa has often acceptable disconnected unit successful caller years.

US-brokered bid talks aimed astatine establishing a Palestinian authorities successful the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, territories captured by Israel successful a 1967 war, person stalled for astir a decennary and amusement nary motion of resumption.

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