After deadly attack, Israel mulls new security strategy for Damascus Gate

Donald Trump Jr slammed the BBC for a misleading and biased headline to a story about the horrific terror attack in Jerusalem on Friday evening.

The attackers were from the village of Deir Abu Meshaal, to the south of the West Bank city of Ramallah.

"The three heroes, now martyrs, who have stage the Jerusalem attack are not affiliated with ISIS and are Hamas and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine members", senior Hamas leader and spokesman Izzat al-Rishq tweeted.

Israeli police said a female officer in her 20s was critically wounded after the attack and was taken to hospital.

Numerous stabbing attacks have targeted border police deployed at the Damascus Gate.

A short distance away, two Palestinians opened fire and tried to stab a group of Israeli police officers.

The attacks occurred simultaneously in two areas near the Damascus gate of Jerusalem's walled old city. In that time, some 250 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire.

Jerusalem police chief Yoram Halevy identified the three attackers as Palestinians from the West Bank.

"Three terrorists coordinated an attack, armed with one Carl Gustav automatic weapon and knives", Rosenfeld said Saturday.


Israeli border police arrest a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank village of Deir Abu Mashal on Saturday.

Israeli police said no connection had been found between the three Palestinians who carried out the fatal attack and any organisation. Others have been killed in clashes with Israeli troops.

In its statement IS said the attack was "revenge for the religion of Allah and the sanctities of the violated Muslims".

In the wake of the attacks, Israel canceled permits allowing Palestinians to visit their families in Israel during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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.

The extremist group has a major presence across Israel's southern border in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, from where it has claimed several rocket attacks into Israel.

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.

Fuel for the small plant ran out two months ago, and a resumption of operations could give Gazans power for eight hours a day, about twice what they have now.

Palestinians say it stems from anger over decades of Israeli rule in territories they claim for their future state.

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