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November 5th, 2014
06:18 PM ET

Driver in Jerusalem on fatal rampage

Jerusalem (CNN) - A driver of a commercial van ran over pedestrians at a train stop in eastern Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing an Israeli border police officer and injuring 13 other people before getting out of his vehicle and attacking people with a metal bar, Israeli police said.

Police shot and killed the attacker, identified by Israeli authorities as a member of the Islamist Hamas movement and a resident of the Shuafat Palestinian refugee camp in eastern Jerusalem, Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said.

The attack came on another day of tension between Israelis and Palestinians over Jerusalem's Temple Mount - one of the holiest sites in Judaism and Islam - where Israeli police clashed with Palestinians on Wednesday.

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January 22nd, 2014
06:22 PM ET

Israel: Arrested 'terror cell' planned U.S. Embassy attack

Jerusalem (CNN) - Israel has broken up an al Qaeda terror cell that planned a coordinated attack that included bombing the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israeli authorities said Wednesday.

Three men - two from Jerusalem and one from the West Bank - have been arrested in connection with the plot that called for a double suicide bombing targeting the embassy and the Jerusalem Convention Center, according to Israel's Shin Bet intelligence agency.

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