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One dead, three wounded in Old City terror shooting; Hamas terrorist neutralized

– One person was killed and three wounded in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday morning, according to Israeli media reports. The assailant was killed by police officers on the scene.

The scene of a terror attack in Jerusalem’s Old City, Nov. 21, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

According to police, at approximately 9 a.m., a man later identified as Fadi Abu Scheidam, of Shuafat, open fire near the Chain Gate to the Temple Mount with a submachine gun, wounding two civilians. Border Police responding to the attack shot and killed the assailant, two of them suffering light wounds in the brief gun battle. According to Kan news, the terrorist was also carrying a knife.

According to Israeli media reports, Abu Scheidam is a known member of Hamas.

The Jerusalem District Police commander was conducting a situation assessment at the scene on Sunday morning, and large police forces were operating in the area. The Old City and Temple Mount were closed to visitors, according to Channel 12. Police have ruled out the possibility that the shooter had accomplices, according to the report.

On Nov. 17, two Border Police officers were wounded in another terror attack in the Old City. The officers were patrolling near the Ateret Cohanim yeshivah at approximately 6 p.m. when they were attacked by a man wielding a knife, police reported. The assailant was neutralized by the officers and a civilian security guard at the scene.

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