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Palestinian Authority and Knesset members condemn Israeli killing of Palestinian with special needs
Palestinian Authority and Knesset members condemn Israeli killing of Palestinian with special needs
Eyad al-Halaq,32, with special needs, killed by IOF while on his way to his special educational needs school
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Occupied Jerusalem, ALRAY - Palestinian Authority and Arab representatives in the Israeli parliament, Knesset, called on Saturday for urgent international intervention to protect the Palestinian people and a trial of the occupation police forces who killed a Palestinian with special needs.

Israeli occupation police on Saturday shot dead Palestinian with special needs, Eyad al-Halaq,32, near Bab al-Asbat gate in occupied Jerusalem, claiming that he carried pistol.

No weapon was found at the scene after the area was searched, Israeli police statement said.

Minister of Jerusalem Affairs in the Palestinian Authority, Fadi Al-Hadmi said that Israeli escalation in occupied Jerusalem needs an urgent international intervention.

" Israeli crimes never stopped, however recent weeks witnessed a noticeable increase of Israeli attacks against Palestinians and their properties," he said.

Al-Hadmi noted in his speech to the Israeli crimes against Palestinians, pointing to the killing of al-Halaq,32, with special needs , expelling Al-Aqsa mosque preacher sheikh Ikrima Sabri, and several other worshipers and Al-Aqsa guards.

He added that Israeli police forces Palestinians to demolish their houses in occupied Jerusalem, it also persists the arrest of Jerusalemites including children and closed many Palestinian institutions.    

Ayman Odeh, head of the "joint list" in the Knesset said that al-Halaq family lost their son in a heinous crime in east Jerusalem.

He called for on a tweets defying Israeli tries to cover up al-Halaq killers.

Knesset Member, Aida Touma-Sliman considered the killing of Al-Halaq a result of As a result of the new Israeli Internal Security Minister, Amir Ohana, who threatened to shed the blood of everyone who attacked a policeman.

Member of the Knesset, Ahmed Al-Tibi described the incident as a dangerous crime. He denounced on a tweet Israeli police search of Al-Halq family house.

Hebrew channel 13 revealed that Israeli occupation police raided al-Halaq family house and searched it for any materials that can help in convicting al-Halaq killed son.   

Al-Halq family said that her saon had autism, and the mental age of a six-year-old child, and that he was on his way to his special educational needs school when the fatal incident took place.

An Israeli police statement Saturday morning said: "In Jerusalem's Old City, at Lions Gate area, police units on patrol spotted a suspect with a suspicious object that looked like a pistol. They called upon him to stop and began to chase after him on foot, during the chase officers also opened fire at the suspect, who was neutralized."

A police spokesman later confirmed that officers who checked the man's body found no weapon on him.

A relative of the deceased said "It seems he was asked to stop by police and was afraid of the armed officers and ran away." Eyewitnesses saw him hide behind a trash container before he was shot multiple times, the relative said.

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