Police killed near Jerusalem holy site
Israel’s police chief said two officers were killed in an attack by Palestinian assailants near a major Jerusalem shrine. Roni Alsheich said the policemen died of wounds sustained in the attack earlier on Friday. The rare gunfight took place inside a sacred hilltop compound in Jerusalem, known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary. The compound is the holiest site in Judaism and the thirdholiest in Islam, after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.