Hamas has claimed responsibility for a West Jerusalem shooting, stating that the two gunmen were their members, one day after Israeli forces killed four Palestinians, including two children, in the occupied West Bank.

The attack was carried out at a bus stop on Thursday, killing three people and wounding several.

The shooters, too, have been killed.


“The operation came as a natural response to unprecedented crimes conducted by the occupation,” Hamas said in a statement, highlighting Israel’s military operation in Gaza and their behaviour towards Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons.

On Wednesday, two Palestinian children, both boys, aged eight and 15, were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in Jenin, in the occupied West Bank.