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1 killed, 8 wounded in terror attack near Jerusalem

Updated on: 23 February,2024 07:35 AM IST  |  Tel Aviv
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Israeli forces kill 2 gunmen on spot, third flees but killed later

1 killed, 8 wounded in terror attack near Jerusalem

Palestinians check the rubble of the al-Faruq mosque in Rafah after Israeli bombardment. Pics/AP

One person was killed and eight others were injured in when three Palestinians opened fire on cars waiting to pass a checkpoint north of Jerusalem on Thursday morning. Two of the gunmen were shot and killed by police officers at the scene, said Police Commander Uzi Levy. The third gunmen fled the scene, only to be killed by police shortly afterwards.

The eight victims were evacuated to local hospitals. According to Magen David Adom emergency responders, two were seriously injured, three were moderately injured, and three suffered light injuries. The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) identified the terrorists as 31-year-old Kadam Zuahara of Bethlehem, his 26-year-old brother Muhammad, and 31-year-old Ahmed Alohash. All are from Bethlehem. 

Police said they were armed with assault rifles and Carlo rifles. One of the terrorists was also carrying a grenade. Kadam was previously imprisoned for staying illegally in Israel.

Houthi missiles hit cargo ship

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Israel impedes port city attack

A girl eats bread as people check debris in Rafah
A girl eats bread as people check debris in Rafah

Israel intercepted what appeared to be an attack launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels Thursday near the port city of Eilat, authorities said. Sirens sounded early Thursday morning over Eilat, followed by videos posted online of what appeared to be an interception in the sky overhead. The Israeli military later described the interception as being carried out by its Arrow missile defense system.

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