Israel bars Palestinians from Jerusalem Old City after attacks

Israeli police stand guard as a group of Orthodox Jews pray in the Old City of Jerusalem during the Hoshana Rabbah prayers on the seventh day of the Jewish Sukkot holiday on October 4, 2015Israel barred Palestinians from Jerusalem’s Old City Sunday as violence spread after two Israelis were stabbed to death, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of “a fight to the death against Palestinian terror”. Netanyahu convened his top security officials immediately after landing back in Israel Sunday from delivering a speech to the UN General Assembly. The Old City restrictions announced Sunday by police will be in place for two days, with only Israelis, tourists, residents of the area, business owners and students allowed.

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