World News : Firing in Jerusalem, 8 Israelis injured
Israeli security forces also chased the suspected attacker and pushed him into the Palestinian territory near Silvan.
According to Jerusalem police, a suspected Palestinian man suddenly opened fire on a bus near the Old City. 8 Israelis were injured in this firing. Two of the injured are in critical condition, including a pregnant woman. The injured are being treated. Israeli police said security forces had been sent to the scene to investigate. The attack happened when the bus was waiting for people in a parking lot near the Western Wall.
Two of the victims were in critical condition, including a pregnant woman with abdominal injuries and a man with gunshot wounds to the head and neck, according to Israeli hospitals they are being treated for. The shooting took place while the bus was waiting in a parking lot near the Western Wall, believed to be the holiest site where Jews can pray. Israeli police said a force had been sent to the scene to investigate. Israeli security forces also chased the suspected attacker and pushed him into the Palestinian territory near Silvan.
Israel and Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank have had a tense week after the attacks in Jerusalem. Late last week, Israeli planes launched an offensive in the Gaza Strip targeting the militant group Islamic Jihad and launching three days of fierce cross-border fighting. Islamic Jihad fired hundreds of rockets during a flare-up to avenge the airstrikes, killing two of its commanders and other militants. Israel said the attack was aimed at thwarting the group's threats to respond to the arrest of one of its officials in the occupied West Bank.