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One dead, three wounded in Old City terror shooting; terrorist neutralized

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The terrorist opened fire near the Chain Gate with a Carlo-style machine gun • Police cordoned off Jerusalem’s Old City and conducted sweeps on the Temple Mount.


One person was killed and three wounded in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday morning, according to Israeli media reports. The assailant was killed by police officers on the scene.

According to police, at approximately 9 a.m., an individual armed with a Carl Gustav-style submachine gun opened fire near the Chain Gate to the Temple Mount, seriously or critically wounding two civilians and lightly wounding two officers. According to Kan news, the terrorist was also carrying a knife.

Police at the scene returned fire, killing the terrorist. The Jerusalem District Police commander was conducting a situation assessment at the scene on Sunday morning, and large police forces were operating in the area. The gates to the Old City were closed, and police forces entered the Temple Mount, according to Channel 12. Police have ruled out the possibility that the shooter had accomplices, according to the report.

Magen David Adom’s Jerusalem dispatch center received an initial report on the shooting at 9:01, according to the emergency service. First responders provided medical treatment at the scene before evacuating the victims to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. One of the victims died approximately an hour after the incident, reported Channel 12.

On Nov. 17, two Border Police officers were wounded in another terror attack in the Old City. The officers were patrolling near the Ateret Cohanim yeshivah at approximately 6 p.m. when they were attacked by a man wielding a knife, police reported. The assailant was neutralized by the officers and a civilian security guard at the scene.


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