Israeli rescuers place a body on a gurney at the site of a shooting in Jerusalem on Thursday. AFP
Two attackers opened fire at a bus stop during morning rush hour at the entrance to occupied Jerusalem on Thursday, killing at least two people and wounding eight others, Israeli police said.
"Two men arrived at the scene in a vehicle armed with firearms, these attackers opened fire towards civilians at the bus station and were subsequently neutralised by security forces and a nearby civilian," Israeli police said.
The attackers came from East Jerusalem, Jerusalem Police District Commander Doron Turgeman told reporters at the scene.
A large number of ambulances and police converged on the street that was crowded with morning commuters, and police said they were searching the area to make sure there were no other attackers.
Israeli officials stand next to the body of a person at the scene of a violent incident in Jerusalem on Sunday. Reuters
"Abhorrent terrorist attack in Jerusalem this morning. We unequivocally condemn such brutal violence," said Ambassador Jack Lew.
The violence came as Israel and Hamas struck a last-minute agreement on Thursday to extend their six-day ceasefire in Gaza by one more day to allow negotiators to keep working on deals to swap hostages held in the coastal enclave for Palestinian prisoners.
The deaths are the latest in a surge of violence linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which before Tuesday's shooting had killed at least 166 Palestinians, 21 Israelis, a Ukrainian and an Italian this year.
The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the two men killed in the West Bank village of Deir Al Hatab as Saud Abdullah Saud and Mohammed Abu Dira, without saying their ages.
"These policies are a result of the Israeli occupation government's evasion of its commitment to implement the signed peace agreements and its violation of international resolutions," Xinhua News Agency reported quoting the statement.
Friday's Hamas statement said the number of hostages killed as a result of Israeli military operations "may have exceeded" 70. The reason for the discrepancy was not clear.
The United States military will airdrop humanitarian assistance into Gaza, President Joe Biden announced on Friday, a day after witnesses say Israeli forces shot desperately hungry Palestinians crowding around a food aid truck.
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