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Israel police shoot, kill Palestinian suspect in attempted Jerusalem assassination of activist

  • Israeli police officers stand guard at the scene of a shooting in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.  Israeli police say a man has been shot in Jerusalem in a suspected assassination attempt. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man who was shot Wednesday was a "relatively known figure" and is in serious condition. Police set up roadblocks and were searching for a suspect who had fled on a motorbike. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Israeli police officers stand guard at the scene of a shooting in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Israeli police say a man has been shot in Jerusalem in a suspected assassination attempt. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man who was shot Wednesday was a "relatively known figure" and is in serious condition. Police set up roadblocks and were searching for a suspect who had fled on a motorbike. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli police officers stand guard at the scene of a shooting in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.  Israeli police say a man has been shot in Jerusalem in a suspected assassination attempt. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man who was shot Wednesday was a "relatively known figure" and is in serious condition. Police set up roadblocks and were searching for a suspect who had fled on a motorbike. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Israeli police officers stand guard at the scene of a shooting in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Israeli police say a man has been shot in Jerusalem in a suspected assassination attempt. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man who was shot Wednesday was a "relatively known figure" and is in serious condition. Police set up roadblocks and were searching for a suspect who had fled on a motorbike. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli police officers stand guard at the scene of a shooting in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.  Israeli police say a man has been shot in Jerusalem in a suspected assassination attempt. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man who was shot Wednesday was a "relatively known figure" and is in serious condition. Police set up roadblocks and were searching for a suspect who had fled on a motorbike. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Israeli police officers stand guard at the scene of a shooting in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Israeli police say a man has been shot in Jerusalem in a suspected assassination attempt. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man who was shot Wednesday was a "relatively known figure" and is in serious condition. Police set up roadblocks and were searching for a suspect who had fled on a motorbike. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)  (The Associated Press)

Israeli police have shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of a brazen assassination attempt of a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem.

Thursday's shooting comes just hours after a gunman on a motorcycle shot and wounded Yehuda Glick late Wednesday. Glick is still hospitalized in serious condition.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says police forces surrounded the suspect's home in east Jerusalem early on Thursday. He says the suspect then opened fire, and troops responded and killed the man. Rosenfeld did not give the suspect's name.

Glick is an American-born advocate for greater Jewish access to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary.

Tensions are high in Jerusalem, which has been fraught lately with clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police.