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Israel: Terror Shooting in Jerusalem Claims Three Lives

The incident unfolded around 7:40 a.m. when two Palestinian gunmen, identified as brothers Murad Namr, 38, and Ibrahim Namr, 30, from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sur Baher, opened fire at a bus stop on Weizman Street, the main entrance to the capital

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Jerusalem, November 30, 2023 — In a horrifying terror shooting attack at the entrance to Jerusalem on Thursday morning, three people lost their lives, and six others were wounded, two critically, shaking the city’s sense of security.

The victims have been identified as 24-year-old Livia Dickman, 73-year-old Ashdod rabbinical judge Elimelech Wasserman, and Hannah Ifergan in her 60s.

The incident unfolded around 7:40 a.m. when two Palestinian gunmen, identified as brothers Murad Namr, 38, and Ibrahim Namr, 30, from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sur Baher, opened fire at a bus stop on Weizman Street, the main entrance to the capital.

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Quick responses from two off-duty soldiers and an armed civilian in the vicinity resulted in the death of the attackers.

The Shin Bet security agency revealed that the Namr brothers were Hamas members, with a history of incarceration for terror-related activities.

Murad served time between 2010 and 2020 for planning terror attacks under the direction of Gaza-based terror elements, while Ibrahim was jailed in 2014 for undisclosed terror activity.

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Footage from the scene showed the terrorists armed with an M-16 assault rifle and a handgun, and a subsequent police search of their vehicle uncovered significant amounts of ammunition.

Authorities are conducting a thorough search of the area to ensure there are no additional attackers.

The Magen David Adom ambulance service reported that a 24-year-old woman, identified as Livia Dickman, succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

Eight others were transported to Jerusalem hospitals, where an elderly man and a woman in critical condition were later declared dead.

Among the injured, two victims are listed in serious condition, three in moderate condition, and one in good condition, according to MDA.

The tragic event occurred at a bus stop that was the site of a deadly bomb attack almost exactly a year ago, emphasizing the persistent threat facing civilians in the region.

Separately, on the same day, two reservist soldiers sustained minor injuries in a car-ramming attack at a checkpoint in the northern Jordan Valley.

The IDF reported that troops at the scene shot the suspected assailant, highlighting the ongoing challenges faced by security forces.

These attacks unfolded against the backdrop of a six-day ceasefire between Israel and the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip.

However, tensions have remained high since October 7, when a significant incursion by terrorists, led by Hamas, resulted in casualties and the seizure of hostages.

Israel responded with a concerted campaign aimed at dismantling Hamas and securing the release of the hostages.

The IDF’s continued operations in the West Bank and heightened police alertness in Israel reflect concerns about potential escalations following the release of Palestinian security prisoners in exchange for abducted Israeli hostages.

The resilience of the ceasefire amidst these regional challenges underscores the complexity of maintaining peace in the area.

As Jerusalem mourns the lives lost in this latest terror attack, questions loom over the future stability of the region and the effectiveness of ongoing efforts to curb violence and secure lasting peace.

The international community watches closely as Israel navigates a delicate balance between safeguarding its citizens and pursuing a path towards a more secure and stable future.

 

This article was created using automation technology and was thoroughly edited and fact-checked by one of our editorial staff members

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