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An attack in one the holiest places of Jerusalem...Near Lion''s gate...At the eastern entrance of the Old City....three gunmen opened fire just after 7 in the morning on Friday...Police forces chased after them :2. SOUNDBITE (English) Chief Inspector Micky Rosenfeld, Israeli Police spokesman: There was an immediate response by our police units that are located here in the area. All three terrorists were shot and killed. What we know is they were armed with an automatic weapon, with a (unintelligible) weapon as well as knives.
Israeli police closed off the area and said Friday prayers will not be held for Muslims at the Temple Mount or NOble Sanctuary compound ... which houses the Aqsa mosque, the Dome of the Rock, and the Western Wall... Managed by Jordanian authorities, it is often the site of high tensions...but rarely the street attacks that have become commonplace elsewhere in Jerusalem...Since 2015 at least 255 Palestinians and 38 israelis have been killed in attacks and clashes...that in recent month''s had slowed by not stopped.Israel has blamed the violence on the Palestinian authority...While they say the palestinians that have attacked israelis have done so simply out of desperation...
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