One dead and 3 injured in an attack by a Palestinian in Jerusalem’s old city

Israeli authorities announced the death of one person and three injured in a rare firearms attack by a Palestinian from the Hamas movement in East Jerusalem’s old city on Sunday morning.

“Around 09:00 (07:00 GMT), a gunman opened fire in Jerusalem’s Old City, seriously injuring two civilians and two police officers,” the Israeli police said.

An AFP journalist at the scene heard gunshots and screams.

Shortly afterwards, Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, where the injured were being admitted, announced that a young man, Eliyahu Kay, 25, a new immigrant from South Africa, had died of his injuries.

Kai was killed “on his way to work”.

After this rare firearms attack in East Jerusalem’s Old City, a large number of police officers were deployed, while the attacker’s body lay on the ground for a long time before police confirmed his death.

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