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Two Palestinian attackers shot dead after Jerusalem stabbing spree

Two Palestinian attackers shot dead after Jerusalem stabbing spree


Israeli police on Wednesday shot dead two Palestinians during a stabbing rampage along a popular walkway in Jerusalem.

The two attackers were killed after they attacked Jewish pedestrians outside the city’s Jaffa Gate.

Jaffa Gate is a popular spot for tourists visiting Jerusalem’s walled Old City.

There were two terrorists, one was shot and killed. The second was shot and apprehended.

Israeli police spokesman, Micky Rosenfeld, says at least three Israelis were wounded in what authorities called a terrorist attack. However, the force did not disclose detail of the severity of their wounds.

But emergency medical responders say three Israelis were seriously injured.

Daily Palestinian stabbings, shootings and car ramming attacks have killed 19 Israelis and an American student since October.Meanwhile, Israeli forces and armed civilians have also killed at least 117 Palestinians.

Recent reports indicate that Palestinians are frustrated at the failure of long-running peace efforts with Israel and its 48-year occupation of the West Bank.

Many in the area have called on the Palestinian Islamic group Hamas for the destruction of Israel.