The three relatives opened fire at Israelis at Lions’ Gate, then fled to the Temple Mount area where they clashed with police forces. Two officers were killed.
The three terrorists who perpetrated Friday morning’s deadly shooting attack in Jerusalem’s Old City have been identified as Ahmad Mohammed Jabarin (29), Mohammed Hamed Abdal-Latif Jabarin (19) and Mohammad Ahmad Fadel Jabarin (19) from the Israeli-Arab city of Umm al-Fahm.
Moments before they opened fire at Israelis at Lions’ Gate, two of the three took a selfie and posted it on Facebook, adding, “Tomorrow, our smiles will be wider, with Allah’s help.”
Photo credit: Facebook/Channel 2 News
Ahmad Mohammed, who studied at the Al-Qasemi College in Baqa al-Gharbiyye, was an active protester for Palestinian rights on Temple Mount.
The terrorists’ family members have set up a mourning tent in their hometown of Umm al-Fahm.
The three arrived at Lions’ Gate carrying two Carl Gustav rifles and a gun. They opened fire at Israelis then fled to the mosques on Temple Mount. Police forces chased and neutralized them. Two officers were critically injured and later succumbed to their wounds.
The weapons used by the terrorists Photo credit: Israel Police/Channel 2 News
Following the attack, the Israeli police decided to close Temple Mount for Muslim worshipers, triggering an outrage on Palestinian social media.
Roni Alsheikh, the Israeli Police chief, visited the scene of the attack and called it “an unusual and extreme incident.”