Palestinians are reeling after Israeli police shot dead an unarmed autistic Palestinian man inside the occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, where Israeli authorities have a history of using racial profiling and excessive force against Palestinians, specifically young men.
Eyad al-Halaq, 32, was on his way to the special needs school where he was a student when Israeli police ordered him to stop for a search when they spotted a “suspicious object that looked like a pistol.”
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