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JERUSALEM – 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.