Hamas gunman opens fire in Jerusalem, killing one and wounding four

Security forces shoot dead attacker, identified as 42-year-old Fadi Abu Shkhaydam from Shuafat — a senior member of Palestinian terrorist group's political wing

A Palestinian gunman opened fire in Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday, killing one man and wounding four others, one of them seriously.
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  • The assailant, 42-year-old Fadi Abu Shkhaydam from the Shuafat refugee camp in Jerusalem, was shot and killed by security forces.
    Footage of shooting attack in Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday
    Two Border Police officers were among those hurt in the attack, having sustained light injuries.
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    החשוד מנוטרל בזירה
    החשוד מנוטרל בזירה
    The body of Hamas gunman Fadi Abu Shkhaydam after being neutralized by security forces in Jerusalem on Sunday
    Public Security Minister Omer Barlev said on Sunday that the Palestinian gunman behind the attack in Jerusalem's Old City was a senior member of Palestinian terrorist group Hamas' political wing and that his wife fled the country several days prior.
    "The terrorist came here every day to pray on the Temple Mount, and today he decided to come here with the weapon," Barlev said.
    "The whole incident lasted just over 30 seconds. Two police officers opened fire at the terrorist while another policeman and a Border Police officer shot him from above."
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    נשק קרלו ששימש את המחבל
    Beretta M12 submachine gun used by Fadi Abu Shkhaydam in Jerusalem attack
    (Photo: Israel Police)
    Israeli forces raided and searched Abu Shkhaydam's home but did not find any computers or electronic devices on the premises.
    Prime Minister Naftali Bennett ordered to shore up police presence in the capital for fear of copycat attacks.
    The attack came four days after a 16-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem stabbed and wounded two Border Patrol troops near the Nablus Gate in the Old City.
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    זירת הפיגוע
    Police forces at the scene of a shooting attack on Sunday in the Old City of Jerusalem
    (Photo: Amir Shabi)
    The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas praised a gunman attack in Jerusalem that left one Israeli dead and four others wounded on Sunday.
    "The Holy City continues to fight against the foreign occupier, and will not surrender to the occupation," Hamas said. "The youth continues their legitimate fight until they achieve their freedom, free their land, and retrieve their holy places."
    The terror organization didn't claim responsibility for the attack.
    First published: 09:26, 11.21.21
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