Παρασκευή, 14 Ιουλίου 2017

Two Israeli policemen killed in Jerusalem attack

Two Israeli policemen killed in Jerusalem attack
Three Arab-Israeli gunmen opened fire at police near Jerusalem's holiest site, killing two Israeli policemen, before security forces killed the attackers, police said.


Israeli authorities shut the area after the attacks – the most serious incident in years close to the highly sensitive compound, which is holy to both Muslims and Jews.

The closure stopped Muslims gathering there for Friday prayers, drawing a call for resistance from Palestinian leaders.

The gunmen arrived at the sacred site, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, and walked towards one of the Old City gates nearby, police spokeswoman Luba Simri said.

"When they saw policemen they shot towards them and then escaped towards one of the mosques in the Temple Mount compound," she said.

"A chase ensued and the three terrorists were killed by police."

She said three firearms were found on their bodies.

The Shin Bet Israeli internal security service said the three gunmen were Arab citizens of Israel.
 [rte.ie]
14/7/17

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