Palestinian Shot Dead in Jerusalem Identified as PA Security Officer

One of the two Palestinians shot dead after attempting to carry out an armed attack in Jerusalem on Sunday night has been identified as Palestinian Authority security officer, local Palestinian sources told Ma’an.

Mansour Yasser Abdul-Aziz Shawamrah, 20, was an officer in a special brigade in the PA security forces, sources said.

The second Palestinian shot dead during the incident was identified as Omar Ahmad Omar, 20. Both men were from the central occupied West Bank village of al-Qubeiba.

The two were shot dead outside Damascus Gate on Sunday after attempting to carry out an armed attack on Israeli police forces.

The incident was the third deadly encounter on Sunday, with five Palestinians killed after allegedly attempting to carry out attacks on Israelis. No Israelis were injured in any of the incidents.

It was also the third documented incident of a PA officer committing a lone attack against Israeli forces since a recent wave of unrest swept the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel in October.

(MAAN)

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