3 Palestinians killed in Jerusalem al-Quds shooting

Al-Quds shooting
Al-Quds shooting

A shooting incident in the Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds has left at least three Palestinians dead, besides leaving other casualties.

The incident took place on Friday morning close to Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount), Reuters reported, citing the Israeli police.

The Israeli police claimed the Palestinian fatalities comprised “attackers,” who had fired at its forces before being shot themselves.

There have been conflicting reports of casualties on the Israeli side.

Israeli police said three of its orces have been wounded, two of them critically, but Palestinian media reported the deaths of two Israeli forces.

Haram al-Sharif is home to the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock.

The occupied territories have already been the scene of increased tensions ever since Israeli forces imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds in August 2015.

Over 300 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli force since October that year, when the clashes intensified.