A 17-year-old Arab terrorist who opened fire at a Jerusalem police officer Monday near the entrance to the Temple Mount, close to the Lions’ Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem, died of his wounds by the end of the day. His accomplice fled but was captured, and his vehicle impounded.
The attacker, a Palestinian Authority resident of Qabatiya in the Jenin area in Samaria, was armed with a Carlo Gustav homemade submachine gun.
“The terrorist opened fire at the police station,” police said in a statement. “Israel Police and Border Guard Police officers chased the attacker and shot him. A police officer fell during the chase and was injured. No one else was hurt.”
Predictably, Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist organization welcomed the attack.