Seven Injured in Shooting in Jerusalem

This is a developing story.

Seven people were injured by gunfire in the Old City of Jerusalem early Sunday in what emergency responders are considering a suspected terror attack. Two victims were in serious condition.

Tensions were already high in the region. Only a week ago Israel and Palestinian militants had reached a cease-fire to end three days of fighting in Gaza that left dozens of people dead, including children.

Sunday’s shooting in Jerusalem was carried out in an area where the Israeli authorities have been viewed as giving more leeway to Jewish worshipers than to Muslim ones. They had recently been allowing more Jews to enter the Aqsa Mosque compound, previously restricted mostly to Muslims. Clashes broke out on multiple days at the site earlier this year.

The nearby Western Wall continues to be a site visited mostly by Jews, although it is also important to Muslims.

On Sunday, an ambulance service, Magen David Adom, said that it had received a report of a shooting…

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This article was written by Vivek Shankar and originally published on