At around 7.40 am. two Palestinian gunmen got out of a car at the main entrance to the capital and began shooting at civilians waiting at a bus stop, police have said.
The two Palestinian terrorists who carried out the shooting attack at the entrance to Jerusalem are Hamas members, according to the Shin Bet [Israeli MI5].
It is understood that they had been previously jailed for terror activity.
The shooters, armed with a M-14 assault rifles and a handgun, were named as brothers Murad Namr, 38, and Ibrahim Namr, 30.
The oldest brother was jailed between 2010 and 2020 for planning terror attacks under direction of terror elements in the Gaza Strip.
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The younger was jailed in 2014 for terror activity, its nature undisclosed.
Philip Ingram, a former senior military intelligence officer, told GB News: "With the Iranian backed Houthis in Yemen seizing ships with Israeli links it is clear the international community needs more warships in the area to deter further attacks and if necessary take them back like the US did when it recaptured the hijacked Israeli owned Zodiac Tanker recently, off the Yemen coast.
"The wider international involvement in the region is not to help Israel in its war with Hamas but is to ensure stability, bring confidence to other regional leaders and more fundamentally deter what could be a clear path to a World War should the conflict become a regional one.
"The economic impact globally could easily see polarisation of different factions, linking the war in Europe between Russia and Ukraine, with a Middle East Regional conflict that could spread to SE Asia.