UN Human Rights Office expresses shock following Israel’s killing of Palestinian youth

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed its shock and concern following Israel’s “apparent extra-judicial execution” of a Palestinian youth in occupied Jerusalem on Saturday.

The UN Human Rights Office in Palestine said in a statement on Saturday it “is shocked by the apparent extra-judicial execution of Mohammad Shawkat Sleemah today at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem.”

“While on the ground and injured, Israeli forces shot Mr Sleemah twice, apparently killing him,” the statement added.

The office pointed out that “extra-judicial killings such as this are the consequence of the regular resort to lethal force by well-armed and well-protected Israeli security personnel against Palestinians, and the almost total lack of accountability for killings and injuries of Palestinians by Israeli forces.”

The UN Human Rights Office added that it is monitoring the case.

23-year-old Muhammad Shawkat Abu Saleemeh was brutally executed by Israeli occupation forces soldiers on Saturday in Bab al-Amoud plaza in occupied Jerusalem, claiming he intended to carry out a stabbing attack against armed Israeli soldiers.

The Israeli border policemen prevented medical crews from reaching or providing medical care for Abu Saleemeh, according to the Red Crescent, as Abu Saleemeh was executed although he was already on the ground and unable to move.

(Source / 05.12.2021)

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