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East Jerusalem: Assailants shot dead, 3 Israelis injured in police shootout at Temple Mount01:25

East Jerusalem: Assailants shot dead, 3 Israelis injured in police shootout at Temple Mount

Disputed Territory, East Jerusalem
July 14, 2017 at 07:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

Israeli police shot three Palestinians dead during a shootout on the Temple Mount in occupied East Jerusalem on Friday, after the men reportedly injured three Israelis in a gun attack near the holy site.

The bodies of the suspects were carried away by ZAKA voluntary community emergency response team van from the Al Aqsa Mosque compound on the Temple Mount.

Authorities report that the Palestinians opened fire at the Lions’ Gate to Jerusalem’s Old City, with at least two Israeli law enforcement officials among the three injured. The group then reportedly fled to Al Aqsa Mosque compound, where they were shot dead.

The area around Al Aqsa Mosque has since been cordoned off and Friday prayers cancelled.

The attack at the Temple Mount follows the deaths of two Palestinians at the hands of Israel forces at Jenin refugee camp in the north of the occupied West Bank, Wednesday.

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Israeli police shot three Palestinians dead during a shootout on the Temple Mount in occupied East Jerusalem on Friday, after the men reportedly injured three Israelis in a gun attack near the holy site.

The bodies of the suspects were carried away by ZAKA voluntary community emergency response team van from the Al Aqsa Mosque compound on the Temple Mount.

Authorities report that the Palestinians opened fire at the Lions’ Gate to Jerusalem’s Old City, with at least two Israeli law enforcement officials among the three injured. The group then reportedly fled to Al Aqsa Mosque compound, where they were shot dead.

The area around Al Aqsa Mosque has since been cordoned off and Friday prayers cancelled.

The attack at the Temple Mount follows the deaths of two Palestinians at the hands of Israel forces at Jenin refugee camp in the north of the occupied West Bank, Wednesday.

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