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The ISIS terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack, their first on Israeli soil, however it is not clear if the attackers were aligned with them or not.

On Saturday, police cracked down on West Bank Palestinians without permits in Jerusalem, locating and sending home about 350.

One female police officer was critically injured, and later died, while four bystanders were wounded in the attacks, said the police.

But Israel's Shin Bet and Palestinian militant group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip and has fought three wars with Israel since 2008, said the attackers were members of Palestinian groups.

Two Palestinians were shot dead after opening fire at and trying to stab a group of Israeli police officers at one scene, police said.

Border Police officer Hadas Malka was killed on June 16, 2017 in a stabbing attack near Damascus Gate.

An Israeli border policewoman and three Palestinians were killed in two simultaneous attacks last night. [The attack is] revenge for God's religion and for the violated sanctities of Muslims.

A statement issued by its Amaq news agency said: "Let the Jews expect the demise of their entity at the hands of the Caliphate soldiers".

Hamas and the People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) said on Friday that the three attackers were members of there groups, Reuters reported. An Israeli policewoman was killed in the attack; security forces shot three suspected Palestinian assailants.

Since October 2015, violent incidents and other unrest has killed more than 270 Palestinians, more than 40 Israelis and a small group of foreigners. Fatah added that "the global community's silence emboldened Israel to further spill the blood of Palestinians".

"A preliminary army intelligence evaluation found no evidence of them belonging to any group, rather they appear to have been a typical popular terror squad", an army spokeswoman said.

Netanyahu also revoked 250,000 Ramadan permits for Palestinians from the West Bank to visit their relatives in Israel and Jerusalem, and "instructed the police to reinforce security arrangements and checking procedures in the plaza around Damascus Gate", the scene of the attack, he said on Sunday.

The Shin Bet said they had been previously been implicated in "terror activity".

The PFLP said Bara and Osama Ata had recently been released from several months in Israeli prison.

On Saturday Israeli police forces carried out an "operations taking place throughout Jerusalem's neighborhoods searching for Palestinians that entered illegally", Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said.

The attack on the woman police officer was vicious.

They were attending Friday prayers at al-Aqsa Mosque.

Nearby, Palestinians fired at officers with an automatic weapon and attacked them with knives before officers returned fire, killing them.

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