JERUSALEM: An Israeli citizen has been killed in a shooting by Hamas militants in the old city of Jerusalem. Four people, including two policemen, were injured. A Hamas member who carried out the attack was killed in a police shooting.
The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a mosque near the Al Aqsa Mosque. Police say the attacker was a 40-year-old Palestinian living in a refugee camp in East Jerusalem. Security has been beefed up here. Hamas justified the attack but did not claim responsibility.
This is the second attack in Jerusalem in four days. Police also shot dead a young man who had stabbed two policemen that day. Meanwhile, Israel has released the body of a 14 – year – old boy, Amjat Abu Sultan, who died in a shooting last month. The body of a man in his 30s had previously been mistakenly left behind.
Britain banned Hamas the previous day. With this, Britain came to the conclusion of the US and the European Union that Hamas is a terrorist organization.
English Summary: One dead in Jerusalem shooting