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Today, In Jerusalem’s Old City three attackers released fire on Israeli police, which injured three Israelis; afterwards, they escaped towards sacred spot before killed by security forces.
The assailants had escaped to sacred site recognised to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary). According to police, numbers of people were injured in the assault.
Luba Simri, the Jerusalem police spokesperson, stated: “When they notice policemen they gunshot towards them and then run away towards one of the mosques within the Temple Mount compound”. “A chase followed and the three assailants were killed by security forces and three guns were found on their bodies,” she further added.
According to reports, three Israeli men were wounded in the incident, among them two are in the critical condition they had been taken to Hadassah University Medical Center. One person was slightly injured and was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center. Police announced that following the attack Friday prayers for Muslims would not be done at the Temple Mount
Micky Rosenfeld, police spokesman stated that Israeli authorities are functioning to recognise the assailants. Israeli media has aired a mobile phone video footage which showed many police officers following a man and killing him down at the incident site, which is an admired place for overseas travellers to visit.
Anxieties are frequently witnessed in the region of the marble-and-stone complex that abodes the golden Dome of the Rock and the Aqsa Mosque. The place is administrated by Jordanian authorities and it is beside the holiest site the Western Wall where Jews are allowed to pray.
Previously many assail had happened in Jerusalem’s Old City. A wave of Palestinian street attacks that broke out in 2015 has killed approximately 270 Palestinians, 40 Israelis, two Jordanians, two Americans, one Sudanese, one Eritrean and a British.
According to Israel reports, among these peoples, nearly 170 were killed while they were carrying out attacks. Whereas some peoples died in protest and clashes and some died due to car ramming, stabbings and shootings. However, these attacks are dropped in recent time but they have not ended yet.
After the 1967 Middle East war Israel has seized East region of Jerusalem, where the holy compound and the Old City are located. Moreover, Israel admits Jerusalem as its capital city, although this move had not got any international recognition. Whereas Palestine wants East Jerusalem as the capital of the new state, they want to set up in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Israel charges the wave of aggression as a provocation by the Palestinian government. The Palestinian Authority, which exercises limited self-determination in the West Bank, says extreme anxiety over the line of work is the primary driver. United States’ last effort to establish peace amid the Palestinians and the Israelis broke down in 2014.