Palestinian gunman kills 2 in Jerusalem as upsurge feared

A member of the Israeli security forces guards the site of a shooting attack near the line dividing mainly Palestinian east Jerusalem from the mostly Jewish western sector of the city on October 9, 2016A Palestinian opened fire from a car in Jerusalem Sunday and again as Israeli police chased him, killing an officer and a woman, officials said, as fears grew of a new spike in violence. The gunman, reportedly scheduled to begin a prison term the same day, was killed soon after carrying out the attack near police headquarters, close to the line dividing mainly Palestinian east Jerusalem from the city’s mostly Jewish western sector. Police officer Yosef Kirma, 29, was killed in the attack, police said, while Israeli media identified the second victim as 60-year-old Israeli woman Levana Melihi.

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