Two Palestinians killed three Israelis and injured six others, two of them seriously, in a heroic operation at the entrance to Al-Quds (Jerusalem) on Thursday morning.
At around 7:40 a.m. two Palestinian gunmen got out of a vehicle on Weizman Street at the main entrance to the Palestinian capital and opened fire at Israelis at a bus stop, according to Israeli occupation police.
Footage showed that the Palestinian attackers were armed with an M-16 assault rifle and a handgun, the Times of Israel reported, adding that a police search of the vehicle found large amounts of ammunition.
Police said two off-duty soldiers and an armed settler in the area returned fire, killing the two Palestinians who were named as brothers Murad Namr, 38, and Ibrahim Namr, 30, from East Al-Quds.
The Shin Bet Israeli security agency claimed that the pair were Hamas members and previously jailed by Israeli occupation.
Murad was jailed between 2010 and 2020 for planning attacks against Israelis and Ibrahim was jailed in 2014, the agency said.
Israeli occupation forces immediately stormed the houses of the two martyrs in occupied Al-Quds’ Sour Baher town, and arrested several members of their families.
Israeli media reported that one of the killed was the Rabbi Elimelech Vaserman. Israeli Religious Affairs Minister Michael Malchieli said Vaserman had served as a judge in the Rabbinical Court of Ashdod, calling him one of the most important and senior judges in the rabbinical court system.
⚡️Rabbi Elimelech Wasserman XIV, one of the oldest and most important judges in the Sharia court system in Ashdod, was one of those killed in the shooting in Jerusalem according to preliminary info pic.twitter.com/WjsTSDHGgx
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The Magen David Adom Israeli ambulance service said two of the wounded were listed in serious condition, three in moderate condition, and one in good condition.
Commneting on the operation, Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich said the Israeli regime is facing a war on multiple fronts.
For its part, Hamas Palestinian resistance group said Al-Quds Operation is a natural response to the unprecedented Israeli crimes in Gaza and Jenin.
In a statement, the resistance movement hailed the heroes who carried out the operation and called to ramp up acts of resistance.
It warned the Israeli occupation to be on alert: “The heroes of our people are fully ready to avenge the blood of our martyrs.”
The bus stop was the scene of a deadly bomb attack almost exactly a year ago.
Thursday’s operation came as a ceasefire between the Israeli occupation and the Hamas resistance group in the Gaza Strip was extended for seventh day.
Source: Al-Manar English Website