The border town of Jerusalem was shaken early on Sunday when a gunman opened fire from a car outside a religious school, killing a civilian and injuring four police officers, before being shot dead by Israeli police.
The incident, taking place shortly after midnight, was the latest in a series of attacks carried out by Palestinians against Israelis. It was also the first attack on Israeli civilians since last week’s announcement that senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh was to visit Gaza, according to the Associated Press.
Police say they’ve detained at least one suspect, identified as a Palestinian from the West Bank.
“We have started to receive reports of the shooting attack, and are investigating the incident,” an Israeli army spokesman told Reuters.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
“The murderers want to create tension and create an atmosphere of confrontation, and that they are responsible for the entire Palestinians,” Haniyeh told CNN in an interview Sunday. “So they need to know that they need to stop the injustice on us, stop the occupation, end what they are doing in Palestine, be realistic, put an end to this occupation and end the intifada.”