It occurred around 9 a.m. local time, near the chain gate. This is one of the entrances to the promenade at the Mosque in Jerusalem.
Madrid (European News Agency). – On Sunday, an armed assault took place in Jerusalem’s Old City, resulting in at least one death and three injuries. It also resulted in the “neutralization of the attack.” The police confirmed Israel.
According to the David Magen Adom Emergency Services Department, its troops and paramedics had treated four people injured, one of which was in critical condition. However, the Hadassah Medical Center reported that the victim died soon after his admission.
“The victim was around 30 years of age and suffered serious head injuries. He survived CPR and was able to be evacuated. He said that the trauma team continued CPR, but had to eventually confirm his death. According to the “Times of Israel”, report.
Through their Twitter account, the police stated that they had “eliminated terrorists” and that the suspect opened fire using a Carlo semiautomatic rifle. The incident also left two policemen slightly wounded.
Kobi Shabtai (Police Commissioner) stressed that the security forces were protecting the area. She also stated that they believed the suspect was acting alone. However, Haaretz reported that the incident remains under investigation.
The incident took place at 9:15 am local time, near the chain gate. This is the gateway to the promenade that leads to the Mosque in Jerusalem. Tourists are not permitted to enter the area.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet expressed condolences for the families of victims following the “serious attack” and stressed the “very quick” response of security forces to the situation.
“I have directed the security forces that they be prepared for any attack and to remain vigilant in the face of such threats. “We will take all steps to crack down against terrorism,” he said.
Omar Barev (Israeli Minister of Public Security) confirmed that the attacker had “passed through an alley and fired some shots.” “Fortunately, the alley is almost empty, otherwise there may be more victims,” he said, then praised the agent’s intervention.
According to the “Times of Israel”, Barev stated that “the entire incident lasted approximately 32-36 seconds.” Operationally, the behavior of agents is at the highest level.
Maan, a Palestinian news agency, claims that the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), has claimed responsibility for the attack. Fadi Mahmoud Ab Shaida is a senior official from the Islamic organization in Shuafat refugee camps. Hm.
“Our martyrs in Jerusalem have been calling to jihad all of their lives,” the group said. It was speaking about a “brave opera” in which the attackers had “fought the occupying force and caused their casualties.”
Similarly, Palestinian armed groups emphasized that the attack was a “warning” to the Israeli authorities to “stop attacks on Palestinian lands and holy sites,” and at the same time warned that otherwise “will pay a price”.
Finally, it stressed that it will continue to resist the “occupation”, and called on people to “ignore any hostile decisions by colonial countries”. This apparently refers to the British decision banning Hamas.
On Friday, the British government announced that it had decided to ban Hamas. This will allow London to no longer differentiate between political and armed elements of the Palestinian Islamic Organization. This was both lauded by Israel and harshly criticized by Palestinian groups.