Israeli occupation forces killed a former Palestinian prisoner hours after the shooting of a rightwing Zionist Rabbi.
According to reports from the occupied Palestinian territories, Israeli forces shot dead Moataz Hejazi after storming his house in the Abu Tor neighborhood of East al-Quds.Former Palestinian prisoner Muataz Hijazi
The 32-year old Palestinian had spent 11 years in an Israeli jail and was released in 2012.
Meanwhile, clashes broke out between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters in the area. Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters.
Prominent Palestinian resistance movement, Islamic Jihad mourned the Martyr Hijazi in a statement.
“Islamic Jihad mourns their martyr Muataz Hijazi who was killed in Al-Thuri neighborhood in Jerusalem after clashes with the occupation,” the group said in a statement sent to AFP in Gaza City.
Israeli sources said the Palestinian was a suspect in the shooting of Yehuda Glick, who was critically wounded after a gunman opened fire on him and fled the area.
Zionist Rabbi Yehuda GlickGlick was shot after attending a conference in west Jerusalem linked to the question of Jewish prayer rights at the Al-Aqsa compound.
He was hit in the stomach, chest, neck and arm, but his condition improved overnight to serious but stable, the Shaarei Tzedek hospital said.
The gunman fled, but his motorcycle was found parked outside the house in Abu Tor, public radio said.
American-born Glick, who is in his 50s, is one of the rightwing Jewish extremists who call for raiding the holy al-Aqsa Mosque.