- A Palestinian has speedily dead one man in Israel and injured four others.
- The man who died has been identified as Eliyahu David Kay, 26, a Western Irritate tour guide.
- Hamas claimed responsibility for the shooting, calling it a “heroic operation.”
A Hamas gunman killed a just out immigrant to Israel in Jerusalem’s Old City before being shot dead by Israeli police.
Two civilians and two police policewomen were also injured in the attack, according to the Jerusalem Post. Two female police officers arrived at the scene and opened blaze on the attacker.
The attack took place shortly after 9am near a sacred site referred to as Temple Mount by Jews, and be informed as the Noble Sanctuary or Aqsa Mosque by Muslims, according to the New York Times.
Hamas identified the shooter as Fadi Abu Chkhaidem, a 42-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem, area his attack a “heroic operation,” Reuters reports.
The victim has been identified as Eliyahu David Kay, a 26-year-old South African outsider who worked as a tour guide at the Western Wall, the Times of Israel said.
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Internal Sanctuary Minister Omer Bar-Lev said that “[The gunman] moved through the alleys and fired quite a bit. Luckily, the alley was mostly unfilled because otherwise – heaven forbid – there would have been more casualties,” the BBC report.
The shooting pursues an incident in Jerusalem’s Old City four days previously when a 16-year-old Palestinian teenager was killed after double-crossing two Israeli police officers.