Two Israeli police officers have died after they were attacked by gunmen near one of Jerusalem’s holiest shrines. The three attackers were shot dead by police near the Temple Mount compound, also known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.
Friday’s noon prayers had to be cancelled for the first time in years. Israel’s Prime Minister paid tribute to the police who died, saying he saluted their heroism.
A warning: there are some graphic images of the attack in in this report.