EU accuses Israeli forces of ‘extrajudicial killings’ after shooting of terrorist

December 9, 2021 by Aryeh Savir - TPS
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The European Union’s Representatives to the Palestinian Authority (PA) have accused Israeli security forces of “extrajudicial killings” following a terrorist attack in Jerusalem on Saturday in which Israeli forces shot dead a terrorist during a stabbing attack.

Police investigators at the site of a terror attack near Damascus Gate Photo by Shalev Shalom/TPS

An Arab terrorist stabbed and wounded an Israeli Jew near the Damascus Gate at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City. Two Border Police troops securing the site fired at the terrorist who fell to the ground. On the ground, and still armed with the knife, he moved and appeared to try and get up. The troops fired at him again, killing him.

Following the attack, the official Twitter account for the European Union Delegation to the Palestinian Authority accused Israeli forces of conducting “extrajudicial killings.”

“Yet another violent incident in Jerusalem. A young Palestinian stabbed an unarmed Israeli civilian, and footage shows that the ISF [Israeli security forces-?] subsequently killed the perpetrator while he appeared to be lying injured on the ground,” the EU official running the account stated.

“Stabbing attacks are clearly unacceptable.  So are measures that might appear to amount to extrajudicial killings. This incident must be swiftly investigated and full accountability ensured,” the EU demanded.

Mor Tzemach, chairman of Lach Yerushalayim organization, and Matan Peleg chairman, of the Im Tirzu Zionist movement, stated Tuesday that “the fact that the Foreign Ministry continues to allow the hostile EU representation in the PA to continue operating here is a disgrace.”

“The EU has never done anything to reduce the conflict, but only specializes in fueling it by a variety of means. After this announcement, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid should summon the representative for a hearing and send him on the first plane back to Europe,” they demanded.

The Foreign Ministry did not respond to TPS’ inquiry on the issue.

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