Israeli Police Officers Shoot and Kill Disabled Palestinian in Jerusalem

Eyad Hallaq, 32, attended and worked in a special needs school close to where he was shot ■ Shooting officer says he suspected Hallaq was a terrorist because he was wearing gloves ■ Investigation source says policeman may have continued shooting despite commander telling him to stop

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Israeli police officers shot to death an unarmed, disabled Palestinian man in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday. 

Eyad Hallaq, 32, resided in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi Joz. He attended and worked in a special needs school in the Old City, just meters away from where he was shot.  

According to a statement by the Border Police, two officers noticed the Palestinian carrying a suspicious object that they thought was a gun and ordered him to stop. After the man refused and started fleeing the scene, the officers started chasing him on foot and opened fire, ultimately killing him. 

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