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VIDEO: Israelis shoot injured Palestinian teenage attackers in Jerusalem

Two Palestinian cousins were shot in Jerusalem after carrying out a stabbing attack against residents of the city
A screenshot shows an Israeli man shooting an injured Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem (YouTube)

CCTV footage posted to social media on Monday showed two unidentified Israeli men shooting two female Palestinian teenagers while they lay injured on the ground.

Sixteen-year-old Hadeel Wajih Awad was shot dead after stabbing a 70-year-old Palestinian in the back with scissors in Jerusalem - in what is assumed to have been a case of mistaken identity, as Palestinians have targeted Israelis in a wave of knife attacks in recent weeks.

Her 14-year-old cousin Nurhan Awad was also involved in the attack and was seriously injured after being shot multiple times by the two Israeli men. 

The video shows both Palestinian teenagers being shot and injured while wielding what appear to be pairs of scissors.

When they are lying on the ground injured the two armed Israelis walk up to the Palestinians and shoot them several more times.

The two Palestinian cousins were from Kalandia refugee camp north of Jerusalem.

Hadeel Wajih Awad was the younger sister of Mahmoud Awad, who was shot by Israeli forces during clashes at the notorious Kalandia checkpoint in early 2013 - Awad spent nine months in a coma before dying of his injuries in November of the same year.

Central Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market, close to the site of Monday's violence, is Jerusalem's best known market and is a popular tourist destination.

Monday’s stabbing was the latest in a wave of attacks since 1 October that have left 90 Palestinians dead, including one Palestinian citizen of Israel, as well as 16 Israelis, an American and an Eritrean.

Around half of the Palestinians killed have been alleged attackers, while dozens of other people have also been killed during clashes with the Israeli army.

The attacks were originally focussed in and around Jerusalem but had shifted to the occupied West Bank, particularly in and around the flashpoint city of Hebron. 

Monday's stabbing and shootings were the first violence to hit Jerusalem in nearly two weeks.

On Sunday an Israeli and three alleged Palestinian attackers were killed across the West Bank.