Hamas gunman kills 1, wounds 4 in terror shooting in Jerusalem Old City

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An Israeli Police officer and Israeli soldier at a temporary "checkpoint" in Jerusalem on April 8, 2020. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** קורונה משטרה מחסום ירושלים בדיקה בודק חייל

Assessment: Palestinian attacker shot dead by officers near entrance to Temple Mount; Hamas hails ‘heroic operation’; incident comes days after stabbing nearby; PM warns of ‘copycat attacks’

A Hamas gunman opened fire in the alleyways of Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday morning, killing one Israeli man and wounding four others, two of them seriously, Israeli officials said.

Police officers at the scene opened fire at the terrorist, a 42-year-old Palestinian man from East Jerusalem, and killed him, according to police.

“Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you were coming out of Egypt” Deut. 25:7

The fatality was named as Eliyahu David Kay, 26, a recent immigrant from South Africa who worked as a guide at the Western Wall and resided in the central city of Modiin.

He was the first Israeli civilian to be killed by Palestinian violence in over six months, since May’s 11-day conflict with terror groups in the Gaza Strip, which killed 12 civilians in Israel.

Hamas hailed the attack, calling it a “heroic operation”

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