Man Killed in Shooting Incident in East Jerusalem

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An Israel Police patrol car.
An Israel Police patrol car. Credit: Ilan Assayag

An 18-year-old youth was killed Thursday morning in a shooting incident in the Shuafat Refugee Camp in East Jerusalem, and another was seriously wounded and taken to a Jerusalem hospital. 

Police have opened an investigation into the incident.

In a separate incident, a burnt body of a woman was found in a car that caught fire near the Druze village of Sajur in northern Israel the night between Wednesday and Thursday.

The police are investigating the case as a suspected murder. The body was sent to the Abu Kabir Institute of Forensic Medicine for identification.

Fire and rescue teams were called to the scene following reports of an explosive device that detonated in the car. The body was found after the fire was put out.

Since the beginning of the year, 82 Arabs were killed in violent incidents, of whom 69 were Israeli citizens, according to the Abraham Initiatives NGO. Twelve were women and 44 were under the age of 30. 65 of the cases involved deadly use of firearms. 

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