Fresh violence in Jerusalem leaves over 20 injured

The almost daily attacks in and around Jerusalem have stoked concern of a new Palestinian uprising.

FILE: The almost daily attacks in and around Jerusalem have stoked concern of a new Palestinian uprising. Picture: I Love Jerusalem/Facebook.

JERUSALEM - A shooting and stabbing attack inside an Israeli bus in Jerusalem has left at least 16 people injured.

It was carried out by two Palestinian perpetrators, both of whom have since been detained.

At least 21 people, both Jewish and Muslim, have been critically and seriously wounded in two simultaneous attacks in Jerusalem's east Talpiot and Geula neighborhoods today.

Most were wounded in a shooting attack at a bus in which the perpetrators also stabbed victims.

In a separate incident, a Palestinian driver rammed his car into a bus stop and then left the vehicle and began stabbing pedestrians.

Five were wounded in the attack and three are in critical condition.

After exiting the car, the driver started to hit people with an axe, but was shot dead.


An Israeli was lightly wounded in a stabbing attack in the city of Ra'anana, home to a large community of South African Jews.

The perpetrator, a Palestinian without permission to be inside Israel, was shot at the scene and is in a serious condition.

Last night police raided a building in Ra'anana where they arrested over 20 illegal Palestinians.

Speaking to Eyewitness News , residents say people in the city are afraid but remain resilient.

Most who have licenced firearms are now carrying them at all times.

It comes after at least 27 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces since the start of the month.

Four Israelis have also been killed.

The almost daily attacks have stoked concern of a new Palestinian uprising and though Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have appealed for calm, the violence shows no signs of abating.

Palestinian groups have declared a "Day of Rage" on Tuesday across the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.

The leaders of Israel's Arab community have called for a commercial strike in their towns and villages.