Jerusalem: Terrorist shoots and kills 1 Israeli, wounds 3 in Old City

November 21, 2021 by Aryeh Savir - TPS
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An Arab terrorist shot and murdered an Israeli man in his 30s and wounded three others at one of the entrances to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday morning.

The weapon used in the attack. (Police)

The terrorist was shot and neutralized by Israeli forces.

Israeli emergency medical services reported they evacuated four casualties in serious condition. One of them sustained a head injury.

Aryeh Yaffe, a volunteer doctor with the United Hatzalah emergency organization who was one of the first responders at the scene, said that one person was critically injured, another is in moderate condition and conscious, and another two sustained light injuries

“We provided first aid to the wounded at the scene while performing CPR on the wounded man who was taken to the hospital while resuscitation operations continued,” he recounted.

Hadassah Hospital stated that it received three of the casualties from the attack, a 46 years-old man moderately injured and conscious, a 30-year old man in light condition, and a third 31-year-old in light condition

Jewish visitors on the Temple Mount were rushed away from the holy site.

The police stated that around 09:00 in the morning, a terrorist armed with a Carlo-type submachine gun carried out a shooting attack in the Old City.

As a result of the shooting attack, two civilians were seriously injured and were evacuated for medical treatment at the hospital, and two other policemen were lightly injured. Police returned fire at the terrorist and neutralized him.

Jerusalem District Commander  Doron Turgeman arrived at the scene. Large police forces continued to operate at the scene of the attack.

An initial investigation indicates that the terrorist was dressed as an ultra-Orthodox Jew.

The terrorist was identified as Fadi Abu Shahidam, a resident of the Shuafat refugee camp in his 40s, affiliated with Hamas.

Minister of Internal Security Omer Barlev stated that the terrorist was a member of Hamas, a member of its political faction. His wife left the country three days ago, and his children are also abroad.

“It seems that an attack was planned. His wife fled abroad and he decided to carry it out,” said Barlev.

The person killed in the attack is the first Israeli casualty in seven months, and in Jerusalem, it is the first Israeli to be murdered in a terror attack in two and a half years.

This is the second terror attack in the area in less than a week.

Two Israeli police officers, a man and a woman, were wounded in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City on Wednesday evening. The terrorist was by killed Israeli forces.

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