Hamas Gunman Kills One, Injures Four in Jerusalem’s Old City

A gunman killed one person and injured four others when he opened fire near the entrance of a holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City on Nov. 21.

According to Israeli police, a 26-year-old South African immigrant identified as Eliyahu David Kay died in the shooting that occurred near the Chain Gate entrance to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, also known as the Temple Mount.

The attacker also injured four other people, one of whom was in serious condition, police said.

Two of the wounded were Israeli police officers.

Police also said that the attacker used an improvised automatic weapon.

The gunman, whom officers shot dead, was a member of the political wing of Palestinian Sunni-Islamic militant group Hamas, according to Israeli Public Security Minister Omer Bar-Lev.

Hamas issued a statement identifying the gunman as 42-year-old Fadi Abu Shkaydam, and  they described the attack as a “heroic operation.”

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet said that he has directed security forces to prepare and be alert for “copycat attacks.”

The shooting was the second recent terrorist attack in Jerusalem.


© Fourth Estate® — All Rights Reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.