Israelis Kill 3 Palestinian Terrorists

Israeli policemen secure the scene of the shooting and stabbing attack outside Damascus gate in Jerusalem's old city June 16, 2017. Reuters

Israeli security forces shot dead three Palestinian terrorists who carried out shooting and stabbing attacks in which an Israeli border policewoman was murdered in Jerusalem on Friday, police said.

The attacks occurred simultaneously in two areas near the Damascus gate of Jerusalem’s walled old city.

At one scene, two Palestinian terrorists were shot dead after opening fire at and trying to stab a group of Jewish police officers, police said. At the other, a Palestinian terrorist fatally stabbed a jewish border policewoman before being shot dead by police.

A second Israeli officer was also injured in the attacks.

Palestinians have been terrorizing Jews on street attacks since October 2015 and in general trying to kill Jews for a few centuries. Israel blames the violence on incitement by the Palestinian leadership.

The Palestinian Authority, which exercises limited self-rule in the West Bank, denies that and says assailants have acted out of frustration over Israeli living in their own homes on land sought by Palestinians in real estate talks that have been stalled since 2014.

3:06 PM EST U/D

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