Today, Hamas militants carried out a shooting attack in Jerusalem, killing three people and injuring six. The attack comes just minutes after a six-day truce between Israel and Hamas was extended to a seventh day and just hours after an American hostage was freed.
Breaking: 24 year old woman killed and at least 5 injured in a shooting attack in Jerusalem.
Two heavily armed terrorists neutralized. pic.twitter.com/ydO38zTWzW
— Israel Foreign Ministry (@IsraelMFA) November 30, 2023
A nearby surveillance camera also captured the event:
The attack took place near a bus stop on the western side of Jerusalem with no checkpoints guarding the city entrance. According to the police, two gunmen arriving in a car, one armed with an M-16 and the other with a pistol, opened fire during the morning rush hour. After the attack, both attackers were immediately shot dead.
The off-duty soldier who killed the terrorist who shot and killed 3 people in Jerusalem today had returned home from Gaza last night, and was waiting at the bus stop where the attack took place for a ride back to southern Israel. He was injured in his hand. https://t.co/5GK15zdCqf
— Lahav Harkov 🎗️ (@LahavHarkov) November 30, 2023
The perpetrators were identified as two brothers in their 30s affiliated with Hamas, who had previously been jailed by Israel. The shooting was specifically claimed by the armed wing of Hamas, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.
According to the Shin Bet, the two Palestinian terrorists who carried out the shooting attack at the entrance to Jerusalem are Hamas members, previously jailed for terror activity.
They are named as brothers Murad Namr, 38, and Ibrahim Namr, 30.
Murad was jailed between 2010…
— Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian (@manniefabian) November 30, 2023
The perpetrators of the Jerusalem operation: the two martyrs, the brothers Murad Nimr (38 years old) and Ibrahim Nimr (30 years old), from the village of Sur Baher in Jerusalem, who were liberated prisoners. It is noteworthy that the martyr Murad Nimr spent 10 years in the occupation prisons on charges of planning to carry out operations within a cell of the Qassam Brigades.” – Abdul Quadir
Israeli President Isaac Herzog condemned the attack, calling it an example of the endless war that Israel was fighting against terror organizations, particularly Hamas. Similarly, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated that the attack was another reminder of the threat Israelis face every single day.
Abhorrent terrorist attack in Jerusalem this morning. We unequivocally condemn such brutal violence. My thoughts are with the families of the victims and I offer my sincere condolences to all those affected.
— Ambassador Jack Lew (@USAmbIsrael) November 30, 2023
Authorities have labelled the Jerusalem attack as a terrorist attack, heightening tension in the region. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.