1 Dead and 4 Injured After Gunman Opens Fire at Holy Site in Jerusalemon November 22, 2021 at 12:10 pm

One person has died and four others have been injured at a holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City following an attack by a Palestinian gunman on Sunday, according to multiple reports. The shooting occurred near an entrance to the contested flashpoint area known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. Violence has previously broken out around the site, which is considered holy by both the Jewish and Muslim communities, on multiple occasions. The most recent was back in May when 17 Israeli police officers were injured and 88 Palestinians were hospitalized during violent clashes at the site, according to The Times of Israel. Monday’s attacker has been identified as 42-year-old Fadi Abu Shkhaidem from east Jerusalem. Shkhaidem reportedly used an automatic weapon to shoot at civilians from short range. Police fatally shot him within 32 seconds of the incident, The Washington Post reported, citing Israeli security forces. Shkhaidem was from the Shuafat refugee camp in …

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