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Palestinian attack on Israeli soldiers ramps up tension in Jerusalem

With the deadly attack Oct. 8, Israeli security agencies warn about tensions in the West Bank seeping into East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount compound.
Israeli soldiers stand guard at one of the entrances of the Shuafat refugee camp, East Jerusalem, Oct. 9, 2022.

Israeli security forces continue the manhunt to find the Palestinian assailant who shot and killed 18-year-old soldier Noa Lazar and wounded a 30-year-old Israeli security guard in the Shuafat refugee camp just outside East Jerusalem on the evening of Oct. 8. Forces searching the camp for the suspected gunman clashed with Palestinians there Oct. 9.

The attack took place at a checkpoint near Shuafat. The Palestinian gunman apparently arrived at the checkpoint on foot. After shooting with a rifle at security forces in place, he fled into Shuafat. Israeli security forces have arrested three Palestinians from the Beit Hanina neighborhood and the Shuafat and Anata refugee camps on suspicion of assisting the gunman.

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