Terrorists kill 2 policemen in Old City of Jerusalem attack

Palestinian terrorists wounded three Israelis in a shooting attack in Jerusalem’s Old City. Two were critically injured and died in hospital.

Two Israeli policemen in their 20s were critically wounded in the Old City of Jerusalem Friday morning when three Palestinian terrorists opened fire near the entrance to the Temple Mount. Two other victims were lightly injured.

Police shot and killed all three assailants.

Nidal Seder, a United Hatzalah volunteer who lives in the Old City, was the first to arrive at the scene, according to the emergency medical services organization.

“I began performing CPR on one of the victims near the [Al Aqsa] Mosque,” Seder said. “I was joined by members of the Red Crescent, police officers and other EMS volunteers who rushed to the site. We were told that other volunteers had begun CPR on a second victim and that there were two other people that sustained light injuries.”

Yechiel Stern, another volunteer, was a minute away from the Lion’s Gate entrance to the Old City when he heard the gunshots.

“I arrived at the entrance together with a volunteer doctor from United Hatzalah and we began performing CPR on a critically wounded person,” he explained. “After we finished, police officers directed us to another area of the incident which was inside the Temple Mount complex itself. There we provided first aid treatment to an additional critically injured person who was evacuated to the hospital while undergoing CPR. We also provided first aid treatment to an additional two people who had sustained shrapnel wounds and were suffering from shock.”

Police are investigating the situation, questioning how the terrorists managed to bring the weapons past security and into the Temple Mount complex.

By: World Israel News Staff