Three "Israelis" - two security officers and a border guard - had been killed in the north of the "Israeli"-occupied al-Quds [Jerusalem] in a heroic Palestinian operation.
"Israeli" Occupation Forces [IOF] said they had shot dead a Palestinian who they claim was responsible for the operation.
The 37-year-old Palestinian had "arrived at the rear gate of ‘Har Adar' along with Palestinian laborers entering the settlement," "Israeli" police said on Tuesday. He "aroused the suspicion" of officers on the scene, who called for him to stop. He "pulled out a weapon and opened fire at the force at the site."
They also claimed that a fourth "Israeli" sustained injuries in the operation.
The Palestinian martyr, a father of four, was identified by Palestinian media as Nimer Mahmoud Ahmad Jamal from Bayt Surik village.
Over the past two years, "Israeli" forces had murdered many Palestinians protesting Tel Aviv's restrictions on access to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, which is located in al-Quds' Old City. The mosque is Islam's third holiest site after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.
The "Israeli" entity fully closed off the compound to Muslims after a reported shootout on July 14 near the site that left two "Israeli" soldiers dead and three Palestinians martyred. The closure sparked far-and-wide condemnation across the Muslim world.
The entity restored access to the compound later, but placed metal detectors at its front, prompting Muslims to continue their rallies and refuse to enter the site. Tel Aviv later also removed the detectors, but has set up CCTV cameras at the site's entrances, a measure that Palestinians still consider to be a provocation.
Palestinians say Tel Aviv is trying to change the status quo at the site and manipulate the demographic configuration of occupied territories.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team