One Palestinian, 2 Israelis killed in Jerusalem shooting

Ahram Online , Sunday 9 Oct 2016

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Israeli occupation policemen investigate the area following an alleged attack near the Israeli police headquarters, close to the line dividing mainly Palestinian east Jerusalem, on October 9, 2016. (Photo: AFP)

A Palestinian was killed and two Israelis died as a result of their injuries, while at least three Israelis were wounded on Sunday in an alleged shooting attempt in East Jerusalem, Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.

According to an Israeli police statement as cited by the state-run Palestinian agency, the Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli occupation police when he attempted to shoot officers in the neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah.

Since October 2015, Israel's deadly use of force against Palestinian protests in Gaza and the West Bank has killed 230 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.

Many analysts say that Palestinian frustration with the Israeli occupation and illegal settlement building in the West Bank, the complete lack of progress in peace efforts and their own fractured leadership, have helped feed the unrest

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