A gunman opened fireplace at a bus close to Jerusalem’s Outdated Metropolis early Sunday, wounding eight Israelis in a suspected Palestinian assault that got here every week after violence flared up between Israel and militants in Gaza, police and medics mentioned.
Two of the victims have been in critical situation, together with a pregnant lady with stomach accidents and a person with gunshot wounds to the top and neck, in response to Israeli hospitals treating them.
The shooting occurred because the bus waited in a parking zone close to the Western Wall, the holiest website the place Jews can pray.
Israeli police mentioned forces have been dispatched to the scene to analyze. Israeli safety forces additionally pushed into the close by Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan pursuing the suspected attacker.
Afterward Sunday, police mentioned the suspected attacker turned himself in. Police didn’t instantly disclose particulars concerning the suspected attacker’s identification.
The assault in Jerusalem adopted a tense week between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza and the West Financial institution.
Final weekend, Israeli plane unleashed an offensive in the Gaza Strip focusing on the militant group Islamic Jihad and setting off three days of fierce cross-border preventing. Islamic Jihad fired a whole bunch of rockets in the course of the flare-up to avenge the airstrikes, which killed two of its commanders and different militants. Israel mentioned the assault was meant to thwart threats from the group to reply to the arrest of one in every of its officers in the occupied West Financial institution.
Forty-nine Palestinians, together with 17 kids and 14 militants, have been killed, and several other hundred have been injured in the preventing, which ended with an (*8*). No Israeli was killed or critically injured.
The Islamic militant group Hamas, which controls Gaza, stayed on the sidelines.
A day after the cease-fire halted the worst spherical of Gaza preventing in greater than a 12 months, Israeli troops killed three Palestinian militants and wounded dozens in a shootout that erupted throughout an arrest raid in the West Financial institution metropolis of Nablus.