Palestinians deny IS claim for deadly attack on Israeli

WAFA has identified three Palestinian men - Bara Ibrahim Atta, 18, Usama Ahmad Atta, 19, and Adel Ankoush, 18 - as the Jerusalem attackers, who were shot dead by Israeli forces outside Jerusalem's Old City wall.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday "demanded" the Palestinian National Authority condemn the coordinated attacks in Jerusalem which claimed the life of a woman border police on Friday. Israel lightened security and travel restrictions last month for the Muslim holiday but has revoked some travel permits in response to the attack.

An Israeli police officer was stabbed to death in one of two attacks involving knives and guns overnight Friday in Israel's capital city.

Palestinian militant factions also denied Islamic State was involved in the attacks in Jerusalem on Friday, in which a second Israeli police officer was wounded.

But Israel's Shin Bet and Palestinian militant group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip and has fought three wars with Israel since 2008, said the attackers were members of Palestinian groups. All three attackers were killed by Israeli forces.

"It was organized by a local cell that wasn't linked to any organization", said the officer. "At this stage no indication has been found it was directed by terrorist organizations, nor has any connection to any organization been found", Simri said.

This would not be the first time ISIS has falsely claimed attacks as their own.

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Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, the group's Amaq news agency said.

In the same context, after the identities of the three Palestinian youngsters, who carried out the stabbing and shooting attack, were disclosed, Israeli forces moved into Deir Abu Mash'al village, northwest of Ramallah, from which the youngster come.

Two of the three attackers were members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, while the third belonged to Hamas, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told Agence-France Presse. They banned the Palestinians from entering and exiting the Old City and obliged the commercial stores' owners to shut down otherwise they would pay a fine of over NIS 40,000.

According to them, two of the assailants opened fire on a group of officers who returned fire, and the third stabbed the border policewoman a short distance away before being shot.

Israel has now cancelled permits allowing Palestinians from the West Bank to visit family members inside Israel, although permits to visit Jerusalem for prayers during Ramadan are still in place. They were transported to Jerusalem's Shaare Tzedek Hospital for futher treatment.

The PFLP also noted that this operation sends a strong, direct message to the defeated leaders of the Palestinian Authority, its polices and approach, that makes clear that the resistance is continuing and is the only path to defeat the occupier.

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