(JTA) – Three Israelis reportedly were killed and one wounded in a stabbing attack in a West Bank settlement north of Ramallah.
Two men, one in his 40s and one in his 60s, and a woman in her 40s reportedly died of their wounds, while a woman in her 60s was seriously injured in the attack in Halamish, according to The Times of Israel. Israeli media reports said the attacker was shot.
The attack follows clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces over the Israeli government’s decision to keep in place indefinitely metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount. The security devices were installed in response to a July 14 terrorist shooting near the holy site that killed two Israeli police officers.
On Friday, three Palestinians reportedly were killed in clashes between rioters and police in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Six Israeli police officers were injured in the rioting. The previous night, some 42 people were wounded in clashes between security forces and Palestinian protesters, who rioted during rallies against the introduction of the metal detectors last week, Army Radio reported.
The Temple Mount compound contains the Haram al Sharif area that is holy to Muslims.