Israelis shoot and kill 3 Palestinians in reported knife attacks

October 17, 2015 11:50 AM

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Israelis shoot and kill 3 Palestinians in reported knife attacks

JERUSALEM — Israeli police and a civilian shot and killed three Palestinians on Saturday who they said were attacking them with kitchen knives, as a wave of Palestinian assaults continued, answered by deadly Israeli fire.

In Jerusalem, Israeli police said a 16-year-old Palestinian was stopped for questioning at one of the newly erected checkpoints deployed to cordon Arab East Jerusalem from Jewish West Jerusalem. The teen pulled out a knife and was fatally shot by police at the scene.

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