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Police raise alert level as East Jerusalem shoots again

Xinhua News Agency, Jerusalem, January 28 (Reporter Zhang Tianlang and Lv Yingxu) Israeli police said on the 28th that a shooting incident occurred outside the Old City of Jerusalem in the morning of the same day, and two of the victims were injured. This is the second consecutive day of shootings in East Jerusalem.

According to the police, the shooting took place near the ruins of the City of David outside the Old City of Jerusalem. A 13-year-old Palestinian boy attacked five passers-by with a gun and wounded a father and son. A gunman then shot and wounded the gunman. . Both the gunman and the victim were taken to hospital in a stable condition.

There have been shootings in East Jerusalem for two consecutive days. On the evening of the 27th, a shooting incident occurred in a local Jewish settlement, killing at least seven people and injuring three others.

The Israeli police have ordered the national police force to increase the level of security.

Tensions in the Palestinian-Israeli region have intensified recently. On the morning of the 26th, Israeli troops clashed with Palestinians in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, killing at least nine Palestinians. In the early hours of the 27th, several rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, and the Israeli army immediately retaliated by dispatching warplanes to bomb the military targets of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the Gaza Strip.

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