Israel denies Daesh link to Jerusalem attacks

But the claim, which came with the jihadists facing defeat in their Iraq and Syria bastions, was swiftly dismissed by Palestinian militant groups.

The Islamic State issued a statement taking responsibility for the stabbing and shooting attacks Friday evening.

The IS group claimed the attack earlier today in an online statement, saying that three IS militants had targeted "a gathering of Jews" in an operation on Friday.

Ramallah- Each of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine PFLP, Hamas and terror group ISIS have claimed involvement in the attack staged by three young Palestinian nationals in Jerusalem which killed a police officer.

According to police reports, two of the attackers opened fire on police while a third stabbed the policewoman. Numerous stabbing attacks have targeted border police deployed at the Damascus Gate.

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"I have instructed the police to reinforce security arrangements and checking procedures in the plaza around Damascus Gate", Netanyahu said at a weekly cabinet meeting, explaining that he was consdiering making the zone a "sterile area".

"According to our estimate, the attack was done by a local cell", the military said in a statement.

Israeli security services identified the attackers, at least two of whom were between the ages of 18 and 19, as residents of the West Bank.

The Shin Bet said they had been previously been implicated in "terror activity". Two people are reported to have been "lightly injured" in the incident, and one is being treated for shock.

The occupied Palestinian territories have seen tensions ever since Israel introduced restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds in August 2015. However, there have been a string of recent attacks near the Old City. A shopkeeper said this would normally be one of the busiest nights of the year.

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Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians and security personnel have increased since 2015, although the pace of the once daily attacks had slowed lately.

The three men were armed with knives and an automatic weapon and carried out near-simultaneous attacks at two locations. The Old City in annexed east Jerusalem is one of the focal points of the wave of violence. 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.

Rosenfeld added that thousands of people attended Malka's funeral in Ashdod Saturday night, including Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, Israel Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich, the head of the Border Police, MKs, officers, and family and friends.

While hard to verify the ISIS claim, the group claimed responsibility in the immediate hours after the attack, rather than waiting a day to claim, as they have done with previous attacks across Europe.

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