Bank after Jerusalem attacks

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Hadas Malka, z'l, 23, was laid to rest overnight in Ashdod after being stabbed to death at the start of the Sabbath Friday in a terrorist attack by three PFLP operatives near the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.

Nearby, Palestinians fired at officers with an automatic weapon and attacked them with knives before officers returned fire, killing them.

In the other incident, two attackers armed with a knife and a gun were shot by an Israeli police officer with at least two bystanders also reportedly hurt. In 2016, a truck-ramming attack that killed four soldiers at a Jerusalem tourist site could have had links to the group, Israeli authorities said, but IS did not claim responsibility.

Hamas and the People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) said on Friday that the three attackers were members of there groups, Reuters reported.

The acronym PFLP stands for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a long-in-the-tooth terrorist organization formed after the 1967 war between Israel and Egypt, now a branch of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank. Both were evacuated to Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem for treatment, where the female officer died of her wounds.

Let the Jews expect the demise of their entity at the hands of the Caliphate soldiers.

The attack occurred at two separate locations near the Damascus gate of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Fatah spokesperson Osama al-Kawasme said in a statement, "We condemn the war crime carried out by Israeli occupation forces in Jerusalem against three Palestinian teens".

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The Palestinian Health Ministry, for its part, confirmed that Baraa Saleh, 18, Adel Ankoush, 18, and Amer Badwi, 31 - all from Deir Abu Mashal village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. - were shot and killed by police in Jerusalem.

The Israeli security services also raised doubts about the veracity of the IS claim, its first for an attack in Jerusalem or inside Israel, which came with the group facing defeat in their Iraq and Syria bastions.

"The payments made by the Palestinian Authority to terrorists and their families encourage heinous attacks like we saw today", Dannon said.

"This is an obvious form of collective punishment, it is not acceptable - all those who are using these permits to meet with their families and to be with them during Ramadan are doing so during the month, because most of the year they are not able to do so", Touma-Suleiman said. The Israeli officers chased the civilians who were at Bab al-Sahera (Herod's Gate), al-Mesrara and Nablus Street and fired sound bombs at them.

Israel says Palestinian incitement has fuelled the attacks.

According to the police, two Palestinian bystanders were wounded in the shootout, one moderately and one lightly.

But Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that runs the Gaza Strip, rubbished the claim.

The Israeli army said the assailants appeared have acted independently, like numerous attackers in a wave of unrest that has rocked Israel and the occupied territories since October 2015, violence Israel has dubbed "popular terrorism".

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