Following Tuesday night's stabbings in the port city of Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, there were three more attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank this morning. All three attackers were shot and killed.
Israeli police say two Palestinian men opened fire on a bus in Jerusalem.
Police units at scene of attack outside the old city. 2 armed terrorists shot & killed by police units who responded pic.twitter.com/IJ8TweVrKe— Micky Rosenfeld (@MickyRosenfeld) March 9, 2016
Both men were shot dead near the Old City and an Israeli man was taken to the hospital for serious wounds.
Israeli man in serious condition after being shot by terrorists in this mornings attack.Both terrorists were shot by police units responding— Micky Rosenfeld (@MickyRosenfeld) March 9, 2016
Israeli Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld tweeted a photo of the weapon used in today's attacks.
Weapon used by terrorists in attack in Jerusalem this morning. Heightened security continues in Jerusalem. pic.twitter.com/OuIbHtCLJl— Micky Rosenfeld (@MickyRosenfeld) March 9, 2016
Elsewhere, the Israeli military said a Palestinian man was shot and killed after he attempted to stab forces near a checkpoint outside of the West Bank city of Qalqilya.
Update: An assailant attempted to stab soldiers at a checkpoint south of Qalqilya. The forces shot the assailant, resulting in his death.— Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) March 9, 2016
The attacker from Tuesday night, Bashar Masalha, 22, was a Palestinian from Qalqilya. Masalha injured at least 10 people and killed 28-year-old Taylor Force, an American combat veteran and West Point graduate, when he ran up a crowded boulevard in Jaffa, stabbing drivers and pedestrians with a knife.
At the same time, just one mile away, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was meeting former Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Peres Center for Peace. On his last full day here, Biden will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian President Abbas.