Palestinian minor dies of wounds weeks after being shot by Israeli forces

The priestly blessing at the Kotel Passover 2017

It was the latest bloodshed in a wave of attacks by Palestinians mostly acting on their own against Israeli civilians and security forces that erupted in 2015.

The Times of Israel said paramedics from Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel's national ambulance service, tried to save the injured woman and carried out cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on her before taking her to Jerusalem's Haddash Hospital Mount Scopus.

The woman was rushed to a medical centre but died soon after.

Israeli policemen block a road where the light train passes following a stabbing attack just outside Jerusalem's Old City, according to Israeli police April 14, 2017.

Police detained a 57-year-old man at the scene, and a spokesman told the Times of Israel he appeared to suffer from "mental problems".

The police first said the assailant was shot but later Samri said that a policeman who was on the rail noticed the incident and arrested him without shooting.


The attack took place near an area packed with Christians, many of them tourists from around the world, celebrating the Good Friday holiday as well as Jews celebrating Passover.

Thousands of Christians had gathered on Good Friday to remember Christ's crucifixion.

A wave of street attacks by Palestinians in Israel, Jerusalem and the Israeli-occupied West Bank since October 2015 has previously killed 37 Israelis and two USA tourists.

Since September 2015, Palestinians have killed 42 Israelis and two visiting Americans, mainly in stabbings, vehicle ramming assaults and shooting attacks. Palestinians say it stems from frustration over decades of Israeli rule in territory they claim for a state.

The Palestinian Authority, which exercises limited self-rule in the West Bank, denies incitement and charges that in many cases, Israel has used excessive force in thwarting attackers armed with rudimentary weapons.

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