Ma'an News Agency
May 9, 2011 - 12:00am

Four armed men opened fire on an East Jerusalem resident near a restaurant in the town Al-Eizariya on Sunday, witnesses said.

The target, Samir Muheisen, sustained 10 gunshot wounds to the torso and medics said he was declared dead in hospital.

Clashes erupted in an area east of the incident, in Abu Dis near the campus of Al-Quds University. Students were evacuated from the campus by security until calm was restored, officials said.

PA security forces and medical teams were called into the area to disperse the clashes, reporting several injuries from clubs and fire arms.

A police officer sustained a gunshot would to the foot as he attempted to arrest a resident of As-Sawahreh Ash-Shaqeiyah. He was taken to the Al-Maqased Hospital building in Abu Dis and later transferred to the Arab Society Hospital in Bethlehem.

At least one other security officer was reported injured in the clash.


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