Saturday, April 13

Jerusalem Shooting Kills at Least 3 People, Israeli Officials Say

Two Palestinian gunmen opened fire near a bus stop on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Thursday morning, killing at least three people, according to the Israeli authorities.

The Israeli police said in a statement that the gunmen, who were armed with an M16 rifle and a handgun, were killed at the scene by two off-duty soldiers and an armed civilian.

At least six people were wounded in the attack, according to Magen David Adom, Israel’s emergency service. The Shaare Zedek Medical Center said it was treating four victims, three of whom were still in serious condition.

Israel’s Shin Bet security service said the gunmen were Palestinian brothers from East Jerusalem who were affiliated with Hamas, the armed group that controls most of Gaza, and had both previously been jailed for “terrorist activity.” In a statement, it identified them as Murad Nimr, 38, and Ibrahim Nimr, 30.

Hamas did not immediately comment on the shooting, which came as a fragile truce between it and Israel was extended in Gaza.