Temple Mount: Israelis wounded after gunmen open fire near Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque

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© AFP | Palestinian Muslim worshippers attend morning prayers at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s old city during the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan on June 23, 2017.

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2017-07-14

Three gunmen opened fire at police near Jerusalem’s holiest site on Friday, wounding three Israelis, two of them critically, before the attackers were killed by security forces, Israeli police said.

The gunmen arrived at the sacred site, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, and walked towards one of the Old City gates nearby, police spokeswoman Luba Simri said.

“When they saw policemen they shot towards them and then escaped towards one of the mosques in the Temple Mount compound,” Simri said. “A chase ensued and the three terrorists were killed by police.”

She said three firearms were found on…

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