23 January 2022,   23:23
Palestinian teen opens fire on police near Old City gate, is shot dead

A Palestinian teenager opened fire at police officers stationed near an entrance to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City on Monday evening, police said.

None of the officers were hit, and the cops returned fire, striking and killing the shooter after a brief chase, according to police. The assailant was identified by police as a 17-year-old from the Palestinian village of Qabatiya in the northern West Bank.

The attempted attack came less than a day after an Israeli woman was found dead in the northern West Bank. Israeli security forces were investigating the killing as a suspected terror attack.

The shooting in the Old City occurred at roughly 7 p.m. at a police guard post near the Temple Mount’s Huta Gate, according to police.

The suspect approached the group of officers at their guard post, took out a makeshift Carlo-style submachine gun and opened fire at them, before fleeing through the Old City, police said.