Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli forces over alleged 'stabbing attack' in Jerusalem
A 19-year-old Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in the occupied West Bank early on Sunday, Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.
Samer Jamal Qawasmi was shot dead at the Bab Hutta neighbourhood in the Old City of Jerusalem, according to witnesses.
Israel's occupying forces claimed they opened fire at him for allegedly "attempting to stab" an officer.
The teenager was left bleeding helplessly on the ground, until he died of critical wounds sustained minutes later, Wafa reported citing local witnesses. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Israeli police shut down all the entrances to the Old City and set up checkpoints at the roads leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
Rights groups have constantly slammed Israeli forces for showing "appalling disregard for human life" by using "reckless and unlawful lethal force" against Palestinians.
Amnesty International has repeatedly urged an end to the "worrying rise in unlawful killings by Israeli forces, fostered by a culture of impunity".