Two Palestinian Gunmen Shot Dead After Opening Fire Outside Jerusalem Old City

Armed with home-made rifles, two attempted to shoot Israeli security forces in Damascus Gate; no other casualties reported.

Body of one of two Palestinians who were shot dead after opening fire on Israelis security forces outside East Jerusalem's Old City. February 14, 2016.

Two armed Palestinians were shot dead Sunday evening after opening fire on Israelis security forces outside East Jerusalem's Old City, in the fourth violent incident of the day.

Armed with home-made Carl Gustav-style rifles, the two approached a group of police officers and soldiers at the Damascus Gate and began to shoot, but the forces responded with gunfire, killing the gunmen. No security forces were hurt.

Earlier Sunday, a Palestinian teen was seriously wounded after attempting to stab Border Police officers near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The assailant, 14-year-old Yasmin A-Tamimi, a resident of Hebron, was rushed to the medical center in Jerusalem after being shot. 

Beforehand, a Palestinian man was shot after attempting to carry out a stabbing attack at a checkpoint in southeastern Jerusalem. He later died of his wounds.

In the morning, two Palestinians were killed by the Israel Defense Forces in an exchange of fire near West Banks separation barrier, next to the village of Araka. The two were shot after allegedly attacking IDF forces, but their family denies the claim.