The death toll of people killed since Tuesday morning has risen to seven within less than 24 hours. Those include a 50-year-old woman, five Palestinian men and an American tourist.
On Wednesday morning, IOF killed two Palestinian youths near Damascus Gate in East Jerusaelm, under the pretext of opening fire on an Israeli settler, causing him serious wounds.
The two youths were ifentified as Abdul-Malek Abu Kharroub (19) and Mohammad Kaloti (21) from Kafr Aqab town north of Jerusalem.
Shortly after, the Ministry of Health announced that another teenager named Ahmed Ismail (16) was killed by IOF under the alleged stabbing pretext in Al-Zawyeh village, Salfit district, northern West Bank. Another youth was also shot and critically injured.
The settler reportedly was moved to the Hadassa Ain Karem hospital in Jerusalem while the two Palestinians were immediately shot-dead.
These escalations began on Tuesday morning after IOF shot dead a Palestinian 50-year-old woman in East Jerusalem, under the pretext of a stabbing attempt, with no proof of any stabbings.
On Tuesday afternoon, a Palestinian man was shot dead after he allegedly stabbed and wounded an Israeli man near Petah Tikva, around seven miles east of Tel Aviv. According to the IOF spokesperson, the Palestinian man stabbed an Israeli settler in his mid-30s “in the upper part of his body,” leaving him with light to moderate injuries.
Israeli police forces arrived on the scene and shot dead the Palestinian, after closing the area for investigation.
He was identified as Abd Al-Rahman Radad, 17, from al-Zawiya village in the occupied West Bank district of Salfit.
Minutes later, another Palestinian was shot dead after allegedly firing gunshots at Israeli police near Salah al-Din Street in occupied East Jerusalem.
The Palestinian, who was killed at the scene, was identified as Fouad Tamimi, 25, from Issawiya in East Jerusalem.
Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld stated that two Israeli policemen were wounded.
Shortly after 6 p.m., a third Palestinian was shot dead after he stabbed and killed an American tourist and wounded at least nine Israelis, near the port of Jaffa.
The Palestinian man was later on identified as Bashar Masalha, a 22-year-old from Qalqiliya in the occupied West Bank.
After he stabbed a number of Israelis, he was shot dead and Israelis started torturing him, preventing ambulances from saving him, saying that “he’s an Arab.”
These shootings came during the US vice president, Joe Biden’s visit to meet with the Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, and former president, Shimon Perez in Jaffa.