Middle East

Israel: Shooting near police HQ in Jerusalem wounds 4

  • Israeli police secures the scene where a car driven by a Palestinian gunman was intercepted by the police and gunman shot dead in Jerusalem Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. A Palestinian motorist launched a shooting spree near the Israeli police headquarters in Jerusalem Sunday, killing  two and wounding several more  before being shot dead, Israeli police and emergency services said. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    Israeli police secures the scene where a car driven by a Palestinian gunman was intercepted by the police and gunman shot dead in Jerusalem Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. A Palestinian motorist launched a shooting spree near the Israeli police headquarters in Jerusalem Sunday, killing two and wounding several more before being shot dead, Israeli police and emergency services said. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli police secures the scene where a car driven by a Palestinian gunman was intercepted by the police and gunman shot dead in Jerusalem Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. A Palestinian motorist launched a shooting spree near the Israeli police headquarters in Jerusalem Sunday, killing  two and wounding several more  before being shot dead, Israeli police and emergency services said. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    Israeli police secures the scene where a car driven by a Palestinian gunman was intercepted by the police and gunman shot dead in Jerusalem Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. A Palestinian motorist launched a shooting spree near the Israeli police headquarters in Jerusalem Sunday, killing two and wounding several more before being shot dead, Israeli police and emergency services said. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli police secures the scene of a shooting attack in Jerusalem Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. A Palestinian motorist launched a shooting spree near the Israeli police headquarters in Jerusalem Sunday, killing  two and wounding several more  before being shot dead, Israeli police and emergency services said. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    Israeli police secures the scene of a shooting attack in Jerusalem Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. A Palestinian motorist launched a shooting spree near the Israeli police headquarters in Jerusalem Sunday, killing two and wounding several more before being shot dead, Israeli police and emergency services said. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)  (The Associated Press)

Israeli police say there's been a shooting in Jerusalem near the police headquarters.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Sunday's shooting appears to be a terrorist attack and police have closed off the area.

Israeli medical officials say four Israelis have been wounded.

A spate of Palestinian assaults, mainly stabbings, has killed 34 Israelis and two visiting Americans since it began just over a year ago, around the Jewish high holidays.

About 218 Palestinians have been killed during that period. Israel says the vast majority of them were attackers.

Israel blames the violence on a Palestinians campaign of lies and incitement. The Palestinians say it derives from frustration over nearly 50 years of occupation.