Jerusalem24 – Sunday morning, Israeli media confirmed the death of a Palestinian after carrying out a shooting attack that killed an Israeli, and wounded three others in the area of the Chain’s Gate in the old city of occupied Jerusalem.
An Israeli police statement said that a gunman armed with a locally created “Carlo” rifle carried out a shooting attack in the Old City of Jerusalem, seriously wounding two Israelis (one of whom would succumb to his wounds later). They were evacuated for treatment at the hospital, in addition to two other Israeli security officers who were slightly wounded.
According to Israeli media, the Israeli was hit in the head and back.
In the details of the operation, according to what was reported by the Hebrew Kan channel, the operator came from the side of the Old City, and the shooting began near Chain Gate towards a settler [who later died], then he hid in an alley and went out to verify that he had killed the settler, and at this moment an Israeli force from the “Border Guard” clashed with him, and fired at another settler, who was seriously wounded, before he was shot and killed.
The occupation authorities closed the Old City and the gates leading to it after the operation.
The gunman was identified as Fadi Abu Shkhaydam, a Hamas leader in the Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem, where he lived.
According to police, Abu Shkhaydam entered the Old City armed with a Beretta M12 submachine gun and opened fire at three Israeli men who were walking through the area, near the Chain Gate entrance to the Temple Mount, fatally wounding one of them and seriously injuring the other two.
Israeli Public Security Minister Omer Barlev said that the attack appeared to have been planned in advance.