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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.

At least two dead after multiple Israel attacks

The scene of a bus stabbing in Jerusalem. Credit: RTV

At least two people were killed after Palestinian men armed with knives and guns launched a string of attacks in various parts of Israel, police said.

In one incident, two Palestinians shot and stabbed passengers on a Jerusalem bus, killing one and injuring five, according to Israeli media. Ambulance services said one of the attackers was killed and another captured.

Just a few minutes later, a Palestinian rammed his car into a bus stop in the centre of the city, before getting out and stabbing pedestrians. Police said at least one was killed and several were wounded, while the attackers fate was unclear.

The Jerusalem attacks followed two in the Ranaana suburb near Tel Aviv.

The first saw an Israeli man stabbed and lightly wounded on a shopping street, with amateur video later showing the alleged attacker being kicked and beaten on the ground.

Within an hour, another person wielding a knife wounded four people in Ranaana, according to police and local media reports.

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