Two Israeli cops wounded and the 20-year-old suspected gunman killed in capturing amid the continuing warfare in Gaza.
Two Israeli cops have been wounded in a capturing in occupied East Jerusalem and the suspected gunman was killed, officers say, as tensions spike amid deadly attacks on Gaza.
An armed 20-year-old man from the town’s japanese sector “opened hearth at cops who had been standing in entrance of the” Shalem police station close to the Outdated Metropolis, police spokesman Dean Elsdunne stated on Thursday.
The AFP information company stated its photographer noticed what gave the impression to be a useless physique outdoors the police station with dozens of officers within the space.
One of many officers was in critical situation and the opposite was evenly wounded, police stated, citing medics.
Because the alleged gunman “tried to flee the scene”, officers “managed to … efficiently neutralise him [and] he was declared deceased on the scene”, stated Elsdunne.
Al Jazeera’s Hoda Abdel-Hamid, reporting from West Jerusalem, stated there was an alternate of gunfire close to the police station.
“The Israeli police say the attacker has been ‘neutralised’. Now, that’s the phrase they use to say that certainly he has been killed,” she stated.
No less than 33 Palestinians have been killed in occupied East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank in violence associated to the Israeli-Palestinian battle since Saturday, AFP stated.
Greater than 1,400 Palestinians have been killed within the Israeli air strikes and artillery hearth on the blockaded Gaza Strip since Saturday, in response to official figures, whereas at the least 1,300 have died on the Israeli aspect.
Al Jazeera’s Abdel-Hamid stated there may be widespread anger in occupied East Jerusalem and the occupied West Financial institution over the Gaza assault.
“This is without doubt one of the challenges for the [Israeli] prime minister and his emergency unity cupboard as a result of with day-after-day that passes, these photos of giant explosions in Gaza, not very removed from right here, about an hour-and-a-half drive, have created a temper among the many Palestinians of elevated anger,” she stated, referring to the formation of a unity government in Israel to deal with the continuing warfare.
Abdel-Hamid referred to as it a “very difficult scenario”, including that Thursday’s assault on the police station may very well be adopted by reprisal assaults by the unlawful Israeli settlers in occupied East Jerusalem.
“After which that turns into a vicious circle,” she stated.