Palestinian protesters drag a burning tire during clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank town of Al-Ram, near Jerusalem. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
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A Palestinian opened fire from a car in occupied Jerusalem Sunday and again as Israeli police chased him, killing an officer and a woman, officials said, as fears grew of a new spike in violence. The gunman, identified as Misbah Abu Sbeih, reportedly scheduled to begin a prison term the same day, was killed soon after carrying out the attack near police headquarters, close to the line dividing mainly Palestinian East Jerusalem from the city's mostly Jewish western sector. Police said the Abu Sbeih was from the Silwan area of East Jerusalem.Sunday's was the deadliest attack on Israelis since June 8, when two Palestinians opened fire and killed four people at a popular Tel Aviv food market.The Palestinian attacks began in October of last year and have since killed 36 Israelis.
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