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1 dead and 4 injured in a shooting in Jerusalem

1 dead and 4 injured in a shooting in Jerusalem

1 dead and 4 injured in a shooting in Jerusalem

A Palestinian man was fatally shot by Israeli police after he killed one Israeli and wounded four others near the entrance to a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site on Sunday, police said.

The incident, the second attack in Jerusalem in four days, occurred near one of the gates to the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the third-holiest site in Islam. Jews revere the site as the remnant of two ancient temples.

The shooting took place around 9 a.m. near the Chain Gate in the Old City, one of the entrances to the Temple Mount. Police immediately closed the site to visitors following the attack.

Violence surrounding the site, which is considered holy by both faiths, has triggered previous rounds of fighting between Israel and the Palestinians, most recently in May.