Palestinians dismiss Daesh claim of Israel female officer killing
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 25, 2017,
Jun 25, 2017, 16:04
Terror group ISIS claimed responsibility of the attack, reaffirming that the attack was premeditated and not improvised.
"Police arrested two suspects who attacked officers who were injured lightly and treated at the scene".
Israeli police said no connection had been found between the three Palestinians who carried out the fatal attack and any organisation.
A short distance away, two Palestinians opened fire and tried to stab a group of Israeli police officers.
If IS's claim of involvement was true, it would be its first direct action against Israel.
"With God's help, we succeeded in carrying out an attack in the heart of Jerusalem, near the Temple Mount", ISIS said in a statement on its Amaq news agency.
Photographs and video footage from the aftermath of the attack showed the body of an alleged assailant as well as a knife and submachine gun.
Following the attacks, the Israeli government took a number of punitive measures against Palestinian residents in the West Bank.
The Shin Bet Israeli security service named the three assailants as Mohamad Salah, Adel Hassan Ahmed Ankush and Osama Ahmed Mustafa Ata, all between the ages of 19-18.
For the second year in a row in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, a group of Palestinian volunteers offered free rides for worshippers travelling to the Qalandiya military checkpoint - which separates Ramallah and Jerusalem - heading to the Al-Aqsa mosque for Friday prayers in occupied East Jerusalem.
At the same time a third attacker armed with a knife reportedly wounded two Israelis nearby before also being shot. Two of those wounded were Palestinians from east Jerusalem.
Thirty-eight Israelis, two American tourists and a British student have been killed in shootings, car-rammings and stabbings since a wave of Palestinian street attacks began in October 2015.
Aida Touma-Suleiman, a Palestinian citizen of Israel and member of the Knesset's Joint List, told Mondoweiss that she considered the revocations a form of "collective punishment" and said she planned to introduce a suggestion to have a "special discussion on the issue".
Update: The soldiers broke into, and violently searched the homes of the three Palestinians, who were killed in Jerusalem, friday, and verbally informed the families that the army will be demolishing their homes soon.