| 23 February 2024, Friday |

Two Hamas gunmen open fire at Jerusalem bus stop, killing three

Three people were killed by two Hamas gunmen on Thursday during morning rush hour at a bus stop in Jerusalem, and Israel reaffirmed its determination to eradicate the Palestinian Islamist group, whose murderous rampage on October 7 sparked the Gaza War.

According to authorities, an armed citizen and off-duty troops shot and killed the attackers, who were Palestinians from East Jerusalem. In addition, the gunfire injured at least eight additional persons.

“The terrorists arrived at the scene by car in the morning, armed with an M-16 rifle and a handgun,” police said. “The terrorists began shooting at civilians before subsequently being killed at the scene.”

Security camera footage obtained by Reuters shows a white car stopping beside the crowded bus stop. Two men then step out, guns drawn, and charge at the crowd as people scatter. Shortly afterwards the Palestinian attackers are themselves shot.

  • Reuters