Palestinian gunman kills 2 in Jerusalem, shot dead

The assailant then drove off and was shot dead in an exchange of fire with police, she said.

By: Reuters | Jerusalem | Updated: October 9, 2016 6:05 pm
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A Palestinian assailant, firing from a car, killed a pedestrian and a police officer in Jerusalem on Sunday before being shot dead by Israeli police, police and medical officials said. The incident, near Israeli national police headquarters, began when shots were fired from a vehicle at people waiting at a tram stop, the spokeswoman said.

The assailant then drove off and was shot dead in an exchange of fire with police, she said. Medical officials said six people were wounded in the attack, and that two of them, a woman and a police officer, died in hospital. Police identified the assailant as a 39-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem.

In the past year, Palestinians, many acting alone and often with rudimentary weapons, have killed at least 35 Israelis and two visiting Americans in attacks. During that period, at least 220 Palestinians have died in violent incidents in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Of those, 149 were identified by authorities as assailants while others were killed during clashes and protests.

Israel says anti-Israeli incitement by Palestinian officials and on social media networks is stoking attacks.

Palestinian leaders say assailants are acting out of desperation over the collapse in 2014 of peace talks and the expansion of Israeli settlements on occupied land that Palestinians seek for an independent state.

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    IslamForFools
    Oct 9, 2016 at 10:32 pm
    Fck you honey
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      IslamForFools
      Oct 9, 2016 at 4:26 pm
      Israel has law. The residing house of terrorists will be located, family members will be kicked out on street and house of terrorist will be destro, this is actual consutional law in Israel and this is how Jewish brothers deal with Islamic terrorism. Here media sympathizes with families of Islamic terrorists. Families always have hand in making Islamic terrorists
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        IslamForFools
        Oct 9, 2016 at 4:19 pm
        When Muslims kill innocent non Muslims, media won't use terms like, " Islamic terrorists" or " muslim kills non Muslims" but when someone pulls filthy hijab of some halal beech, media will use terms like " muslim woman aulted by non Muslims" " Muslims are victimized by hate crime" etc. this shows we must teach media lesson when they come in public with their cameras,....
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          mathimathi
          Oct 9, 2016 at 2:04 pm
          thats is Israel. Yes they could blast of Iraq Nuclear Reactor 1981 through an Operation Opera 1981 instead of talk talk talk.... Boom Boom Boom..
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            Vedic_Citizen
            Oct 9, 2016 at 12:28 pm
            Worst and most evil supersion is insane jihad to get 72 whories
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              Avinash
              Oct 9, 2016 at 1:48 pm
              Look now they have identified the gunman.. That is very important...Now they will catch hold of his family and will be disappeared one by one. That is how Israel deal with the terrorists... So the future terrorists will think 100 times before the carry out next cowardly act...Jews are multiple times stronger than other human race.. They are God's chosen people...Muslims have to born 12 times more to beat this unique human race called Yehudhi's.
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