Palestinians, police clash after East Jerusalem assailant, 16, killed

Illustrative photo of Palestinians clashing with Israeli soldiers, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday Oct. 26, 2014 (photo credit: STR/Flash90)

Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem Saturday after the IDF shot dead a Palestinian teen assailant at a checkpoint overnight.

Rioters threw stones at police in the At-Tur neighborhood of East Jerusalem, and Israeli security forces responded with riot control gear. One policeman was lightly injured, Israel Radio reported, and the Red Crescent reported that 20 Palestinians were injured in the skirmish.

No arrests were reported.

The clashes came after the neighborhood of At-Tur declared a state of mourning following the death of Ali Mohammed Ali Said Abu Ghannam, a 16-year-old Palestinian resident who allegedly attempted to stab a Israeli soldier overnight, the Palestinian Ma’an News Agency reported…