Palestinian carries out deadly shooting in Jerusalem – The Washington Post

TEL AVIV — A Palestinian man opened fire on a group of Israelis near a holy site in Jerusalem’s Old Cityon Sunday morning, killing one and injuring four others, according to Israeli security forces. Police said they fatally shot the assailant within 32 seconds of the start of the incident, the second attack in the area within the week.

Israeli Minister of Public Security Omer Bar-Lev said the assailant, 42, is a known member of Hamas’s political wing, who had come to pray on a daily basis at the flashpoint site known by Jews as the Temple Mount and by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. Entrance to the Old City was immediately closed and is being investigated as a crime scene.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett ordered an increase of security forces and continued high alert throughout the city “out of concern for copycat attacks.”

Source: Palestinian carries out deadly shooting in Jerusalem – The Washington Post