Two Hamas gunmen open fire at Jerusalem bus stop killing 3

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Two Hamas militant killed three people at a Jerusalem bus stop during the morning’s rush hour on Thursday, and Israel reiterated its commitment to wiping out the Palestinian Islamist faction, whose October 7 attacks triggered the war in Gaza.

The attackers, Palestinians from East Jerusalem, were shot dead by off-duty soldiers and an armed civilians, said the police. At least eight people were also injured in the shooting.

“The terrorists arrived at the scene by car in the morning, armed with an M-16 rifle and a handgun,” revealed the cops. They added that terrorists opened firing at civilians before subsequently killed at the scene.

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

The slain victims were identified by Israeli media as a woman in her 20s, a woman in her 60s and 74-year-old rabbi.

Israel’s Shin Bet security agency identified the attackers as 30- and 38-year-old brothers, who were affiliated with Hamas, which currently has control over Gaza. Both the shooters had been previously jailed in Israel.