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One dead, eight wounded in Israel bus station shooting

A soldier has died and eight people have been wounded after a gunman attacked a bus station in southern Israel.

A soldier was killed in the attack Credit: AP

It comes after a recent spate of violence in the region.

Police said the attacker entered the bus station in Beersheba where he used a handgun to attack and kill a soldier and grab his assault rifle, which he later used to shoot at others.

"We are checking all options, these are very tense days and the people are very suspicious," a police spokesman said.

Forty-two Palestinians and eight Israelis have died in the recent violence.


Social media 'motivating wave of terrorism' in Israel

Social media is motivating 'a wave of terrorism' in Israel, according to the government.

Palestinians are sharing numerous images of victims on social media pages which are being shared thousands of times.

The Israeli government blames social media for inciting young Palestinians to commit religiously motivated violence but many observers of the conflict dismiss the claims.

It comes as violent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians continue in Jerusalem.

ITV News Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports:

Israeli police: Death toll from Israel attacks rises to three

The death toll from the attacks carried out in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv has risen to three, Israeli police say.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called a security cabinet meeting for 3pm local time (midday GMT) to discuss how police will react to the attacks.

Officials said Israel's public security minister was considering whether to seal off Palestinian neighbourhoods in East Jerusalem, home of many of the assailants of the past two weeks, from the rest of the city.

Palestinians in East Jerusalem can travel in Israel without restrictions, unlike those who live in the West Bank.

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