Two separate vehicle attacks in Israel

Two separate vehicle attacks have taken place in Israel today. One person was killed and several injured when a car rammed into pedestrians in East Jerusalem earlier today.

Later three IDF soldiers were struck by a vehicle in the Gush Etzion area, south of Jerusalem, in a second attack.

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Security forces on high alert after attacks in Jerusalem

Security measures remain in place in Jerusalem a day after two separate vehicles mowed down pedestrians in the capital, a spokesman for the Israeli Police has said.

Superintendent Micky Rosenfeld tweeted that 16 suspects had been arrested yesterday on suspicious on rioting, and almost 190 in the last two weeks.

Tensions grow following two separate vehicle attacks

Two separate vehicle attacks have taken place in Israel today.

One person was killed and several injured when a car rammed into pedestrians in East Jerusalem earlier today.

Later three IDF soldiers were struck by a vehicle in the Gush Etzion area, south of Jerusalem, in a second attack.

One was seriously injured. A manhunt has been launched for the driver of the vehicle.

ITV News Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports on the escalating violence.

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Three IDF soldiers injured in second vehicle attack

Three IDF soldiers have been injured after being struck by a vehicle, the second such attack of the day.

A spokesman for Israeli Police said one person had been seriously injured and had been taken to hospital after the incident near the El Aroub junction in the Gush Etzion area, south of Jerusalem.

Two others were also injured in the attack, the spokesman tweeted.

A IDF spokesperson confirmed the three were soldiers.

Driver's rampage is second such attack in Jerusalem

A motorist mowed down pedestrians on a busy street in East Jerusalem today before getting out of his vehicle and attacking others with an metal rod.

He was shot dead by Israeli police but not before injuring at least eight people. It is the second attack of its kind in a fortnight.

ITV News reporter Martha Fairlie reports:

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Driver shot dead after ramming pedestrians in Jerusalem

Israeli police shot dead a motorist who rammed several pedestrians before getting out of his vehicle and attacking others with a metal bar.

An ambulance service spokesman said eight people were injured by the driver, two of them critically.

Emergency services at the scene Credit: Reuters

The incident happened on a main road that runs between a predominantly Arab East Jerusalem and an adjacent ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighbourhood.

TV footage from the scene showed a badly-damaged white van Credit: Reuters

Israeli police said the driver appeared to be Palestinian from East Jerusalem and claimed it was a terrorist attack.

Israeli forces clash with Palestinians at holy compound

Israeli riot police clashed with Palestinians in Jerusalem's al-Aqsa compound as Jewish worshippers attempted to enter the shrine.

Israeli border police increased their presence near the entrance to the Al-Aqsa compound, revered in Islam and Judaism, as Jewish worshippers prepared to attempt to enter the compound to pray for the recovery of a right activist shot last week by a Palestinian gunman.

Worshippers flee as blasts - possible from stun grenades - are heard at a scared site in Jerusalem Credit: Reuters

Israeli police said Palestinians began throwing stones and firecrackers at police officers minutes before the sacred plaza was to open for visitors.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said officers used stun grenades to disperse the crowd and the situation was now under control.

Omar Alkeswani, a Palestinian manager of the al Aqsa mosque, said police entered mosque - something they deny - and that 20 people were wounded in the clash.

Clashes avoided amid al-Aqsa mosque worshipping ban

Palestinians furious at an Israeli ban on worshipping at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem vowed that today would be a "day of rage".

But the clashes were not as violent as feared, with Muslim men over the age of 50 allowed to pray at the sacred site.

ITV News' Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports.

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