A gunman wounded seven folks aboard a bus carrying Jewish worshippers within the Previous Metropolis of Jerusalem on Sunday, Israeli police and witnesses stated.
The shooter later turned himself into Israeli authorities, in accordance with a press release by the police, which didn’t determine him. Israeli media reported the assailant was a Palestinian from east Jerusalem.
The Previous Metropolis homes websites which might be holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians and is amongst areas the place Palestinians search statehood. Israel deems all of Jerusalem its capital – a standing not recognised internationally.
The assault happened within the early hours of Sunday, as Jews had been leaving Western Wall rites marking the top of the Sabbath.
“Jerusalem is our capital city and a tourist centre for all religions,” Prime Minister Yair Lapid stated in a press release, including that Israeli safety forces would “restore calm”.
Palestinian militant factions in Gaza praised the assault, which got here every week after the worst outbreak of hostilities in additional than a 12 months, when Israeli jets pounded the slender coastal strip in what the navy stated was a pre-emptive assault geared toward stopping an imminent menace to Israel.
Nevertheless there was no quick declare of accountability from any of the armed factions.
At the very least 49 folks had been killed in Gaza and a whole bunch extra wounded throughout 56 hours of preventing which additionally noticed greater than 1,000 rockets launched in direction of Israel by the militant Islamic Jihad faction.
Tensions have continued since, with three gunmen killed in a shootout with Israeli safety forces within the West Financial institution metropolis of Nablus final week. (Writing by Dan Williams Modifying by Michael Perry and Frances Kerry)