Jerusalem, November 21 According to Israeli police, a gun attack occurred on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the old city of Jerusalem on the 21st. One person shot at a civilian with a submachine gun, killing 1 civilian. Israeli police arrived and killed the attacker.
Israeli police said that a man shot at civilians with a submachine gun at an entrance to Al-Aqsa Mosque. Israeli police patrolling nearby arrived and killed the attacker. According to the Israeli medical department, one injured civilian died after being sent to hospital. In addition, 4 people, including two Israeli policemen, were injured in the attack.
According to Palestinian media reports, the attacker came from Palestinian refugee camps in East Jerusalem.
Recently, there have been many clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police in the Old City of Jerusalem. On the 17th of this month, a Palestinian attacked an Israeli policeman with a knife and died after being injured by the police.
The shooter of the shooting in the Old City of Jerusalem is a member of Hamas
At about 9 a.m. local time on the 21st, a shooting incident occurred in the Old City of Jerusalem, which has killed 1 person and injured 4 others. According to local police sources, the attacker has been killed by Israeli military police. Fadi Abu Shkhaydam, a 42-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem, was subsequently identified by the police as the attacker.
Israeli Public Security Minister Omar Barlev told local media that the shooting was a planned terrorist attack with links with the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas). He said that the Israeli police had previously paid attention to the attackers, who were members of Hamas’ political departments and often prayed in the Old City. His wife fled abroad three days ago.
The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) issued a statement saying that the gunman who launched the attack with guns in the Old City of Jerusalem that day was Hamas’ leader in the Shuafat Camp in East Jerusalem. The statement revealed that the attack was Hamas’s “warning” of “Israel’s invasion of Palestinian land”.