2 Israeli Police Officers Killed in Attack in Old City of Jerusalem - The New York Times
The attack took place on the Temple Mount -- considered sacred by both Jews and Muslims -- in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City neighborhood.
"In an extraordinarily brazen assault early Friday, three Arab citizens of Israel armed with guns and knives killed two Israeli police officers guarding an entrance to Jerusalemâ€™s holiest site for Jews and Muslims, an emotional and volatile focal point of the Israeli-Arab conflict.
Security camera footage showed the armed assailants emerging to attack from within the sacred compound in the Old City of Jerusalem that Jews revere as the Temple Mount and Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. Police officers pursued the assailants, who fled back inside the compound and exchanged fire; all three assailants were killed.
The police identified the slain officers as Hayil Satawi, 30, from Maghar, an Arab town in northern Israel, and Kamil Shnaan, 22, from Hurfeish, also in the north. Israeli officials said both officers were members of the countryâ€™s small Druze community."