Armed attack in Israel near one of the entrances to the Temple Mount for the Jews. At the moment the dynamics of the attack are not at all clear. Some sources speak of three Israeli policemen stabbed by a man who was later killed by local security forces. One of the officers would later die after hospitalization. Other sources refer instead to gunshots, always in the same area. And two civilians who died in the attack.
There would also be a first claim. “The armed attack conducted today in Jerusalem against agents of the Israeli Border Guard is” a heroic gesture “- said Hazem Qassem a spokesman for Hamas.
“Our Holy City – he added – will continue the struggle until the occupier is expelled”.
Similar support also came from Islamic Jihad according to which at the roots of this attack – the second in recent days – there are “the multiplication of terrorist episodes by Israeli settlers and soldiers in the West Bank and the demolition of Palestinian houses in Jerusalem “.
The Esplanade was closed to visits by Jews.