TWO ISRAELI POLICE AND THREE GUNMEN KILLED IN SHOOTOUT AT HOLY SITE

PRAYERS CANCELLED AT TEMPLE MOUNT HARAM AL-SHARIF COMPLEX IN JERUSALEM AS ATTACK THREATENS TO RAISE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN TENSIONS

THE ATTACK - INVOLVING THREE ISRAELI CITIZENS OF PALESTINIAN ORIGIN - TOOK PLACE JUST AFTER 7AM IN THE TEMPLE MOUNT HARAM AL-SHARIF COMPLEX IN JERUSALEM.

The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, condemned the attack in a rare phone call to the Israeli president, Benjamin Netanyahu, according to the Palestinian Wafa news agency.
As other Israeli police pursued the men, a heavy exchange of gunfire took place, startling early-morning worshippers in the central plaza, some of whom recorded the shootout on camera phones.
The attack - involving three Israeli citizens of Palestinian origin - took place just after 7am in the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif complex in Jerusalem.

Two Israeli police officers have been shot dead and three gunmen killed during an early-morning shootout in one of Jerusalem’s most holy and sensitive sites. The attack – involving three Israeli citizens of Palestinian...

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