A 24-year-old woman, a 73-year-old man and a woman in her 60s They died this Thursday in a Palestinian attack with shots at one of the entrances to Jerusalem, where another eight people were injured, three of them still in critical condition, confirmed the Israeli Police.

Police confirmed that the two attackers, two Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem, died at the scene. after being “neutralized” by two off-duty soldiers and an armed civilian.

The 24-year-old died at the scene of the attack, at the Givat Shaul roundabout, while the other two victims were pronounced dead at the Shaare Tzedek hospital, where emergency services took the critically injured, while the rest were transferred to Hadassah Ein Kerem.

Two armed terrorists who arrived at the scene in a vehicle, shot at civilians at the bus stop and were neutralized by soldiers and a civilian who was nearby,” reported a police spokesperson. The attack was carried out with a pistol and an M rifle. -16 and multiple cartridges and ammunition were found in the vehicle.

The Police indicated that, under the command of Jerusalem Commissioner Doron Turgeman and Israel Police Chief Yaakov Shabtai, who visited the scene, a preliminary investigation has already been opened.

The attack occurs in a very tense atmosphere in the West Bank and Jerusalem, in parallel to the war with Gaza, where this Thursday a extension of the truce for the seventh dayafter a month and a half of intense fighting and bombings on the Strip.

Since the war in Gaza began on October 7 against the Islamist group Hamas, Israel has further intensified its raids to arrest “terrorism suspects” in the occupied West Bank, where at least 247 Palestinians have died since that date in violent clashes with Israeli soldiers, including 9 killed by settlers.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society claims that Israel has detained more than 3,200 Palestinians in the West Bank, including east Jerusalem, since October 7; although Israeli troops reduce that number to about 1,800, of whom about a thousand allege that they have “ties with Hamas.”

The West Bank is experiencing its greatest spiral of violence since the Second Intifada (2000-05) and in 2023, 455 Palestinians have already died, most of them militiamen in armed clashes with Israeli troops and attackers, but also civilians, including more than a hundred minors.

In fact, A 21-year-old Palestinian died early Thursday morning for the shots received in clashes with Israeli troops in the town of Beitunia, in the West Bank near Ramallah, where Palestinian prisoners released from the nearby Ofer prison arrive due to the truce agreement between Israel and Hamas.