Palestinian attackers killed after killing Israeli officer

In its statement IS said the attack was “revenge for the religion of Allah and the sanctities of the violated Muslims”.Israeli policemen secure the scene of the shooting and stabbing attack outside Damascus gate in Jerusalem’s old city June 16, 2017. In the second incident, a Palestinian fatally stabbed a border policewoman before being shot dead by police.Hamas says ISIL claim that three of its fighters attacked Israeli police is false and an attempt to “muddy the waters“.At least three other people were injured in the attacks, two of them Palestinian bystanders who were hit by gunfire, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports.Malka, who joined the Border Police 15 months ago, is survived by her parents, three sisters and two brothers.If ISIS’s claim of responsibility is true, it would mark their first direct action against Israel and the group warned on its affiliate news agency it “will not be the last”.”You mean after they stabbed a female Israeli police officer to death. right?”The papers also reported on the weekly Friday anti-wall, anti-settlements protests in the West Bank and Israeli army crackdown on these protests. In their village of Deir Abu Mashal, near Ramallah, relatives of the three denied any connection to IS or the other groups.According to the Border Police statement, Malka was part of a group of officers responding to sounds of gunfire near their area of patrol close to Damascus Gate, when she was attacked.”He was lightly wounded and evacuated to the hospital, while the Palestinian was arrested and questioned at the scene”, it added.Fatah, the political party of PA President Mahmoud Abbas, condemned Israel for killing the attackers, calling it a “war crime”. Two of those wounded were Palestinians from east Jerusalem.Israel had eased restrictions on the entry of Palestinians from the West Bank to Jerusalem for Ramadan.Since September 2015, Palestinian assailants have killed 42 Israelis, two visiting Americans and a British student, mainly in stabbing, shooting and vehicular attacks.Fearing copycat attacks, Israel has revoked 250,000 permits for PA (Palestinian Authority) residents who planned to visit family inside Green Line Israel during Ramadan as well as work permits.While the Islamic State took credit for the attack, the group’s statement misidentified the three, though it is possible the group used IS aliases when identifying the attacker as their own.