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Israel official calls for executing Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem

Israeli border policemen patrol Jerusalem's main market during closure as a series of measures to strengthen COVID-19 lockdown [EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images]
Israeli policemen patrol Jerusalem's main market [EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images]

Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, Aryeh King, yesterday called on Israeli police to execute Palestinian protesters who take to the streets of the holy city at night, Shehab news agency reported.

He proposed a change in police policy regarding dealing with protesters and stop using traditional means to disperse them.

According to the Israeli TV Channel 7, King said that shooting the protesters "is the only way which can end the night protests phenomenon."

Police "do not save any efforts to prevent these demonstrations which were aggravated by the start of Ramadan," he added.

King, Israeli newspaper Haaretz said, is best known for settling Jews in occupied East Jerusalem and evicting Palestinian families from the city's Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.

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