Three dead, several wounded in shooting at Jerusalem bus stop

Three dead, several wounded in shooting at Jerusalem bus stop
Three people were killed and 16 others wounded in a shooting at a Jerusalem bus stop, with two attackers "neutralised" by Israeli forces.
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30 November, 2023
Hamas members killed three people and wounded several more in Jerusalem on Thursday, Israeli forces said [Getty]

Three people were killed and 16 wounded, including five others who were left in serious condition, in a Jerusalem shooting at a bus stop on Thursday.

Israeli police said two Palestinian suspects "implicated in the shootings were neutralised on the spot" after the attack near a bus stop on the western side of Jerusalem, where there are no checkpoints guarding the entrance to the city. 

"[The attackers] arrived in a car, one of them armed with an M-16 and the other with a pistol," and opened fire, Jerusalem police chief Doron Torgeman told reporters at the scene.

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Hamas have since claimed responsibility for the shooting attack in Jerusalem in a statement issued hours since the attack broke out.

Hamas called the attack "a natural response to the unprecedented crimes of the occupier in the Gaza Strip and against children in Jenin", in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

The assault came shortly after a Hamas-Israel truce pausing fighting in the Gaza Strip was extended for a seventh day, moments before it was due to expire. 

Thursday's attack came a day after two Palestinian children were killed by Israeli fire in the Jenin area.

Violence has flared in the West Bank - illegally occupied by Israel since 1967 - following the events of October 7.

Israel's retaliatory bombardments and ground offensive have killed over 15,000 people in the Gaza Strip, including over 8,000 children.

In the West Bank, more than 230 Palestinians have been killed since then by Israeli forces and armed settlers.