Israeli police later shot dead the man after his Palestinian relatives said he was shot while ‘in another life’
A Palestinian gunman has shot dead one Israeli and injured four others in Jerusalem before he was shot dead by police.
Israel’s military said an officer killed the Palestinian, who carried out the attack at the Damascus Gate in a crowded part of the Old City of Jerusalem, in an exchange of fire.
Palestinians said the Palestinian, who was from a West Bank village near Nablus, was shot after stabbing the Israeli man to death. Israeli police said they had opened fire after they were attacked by the assailant.
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In a separate incident, Palestinian police reported they killed a security officer in the West Bank city of Ramallah, and the official Palestinian news agency PAFA said the security officer had been shot by two attackers.
Israeli media said the two were Palestinians in their late teens or early 20s.
Israel captured the eastern sector of Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war and later annexed it. The annexation is not internationally recognised.
Israel considers the entire city to be its capital and Arabs from east Jerusalem live there, while about 850,000 Jewish settlers live in the west, along with some 2.6 million Palestinians.