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Arab Israeli youths burn tires in the town of Kfar Kana, in northern Israel on November 10, 2014, two days after security forces shot dead a 22-year-old Arab-Israeli man. The dawn killing in Kfar Kana in northern Israel comes against a backdrop of soaring Israeli-Palestinian tensions in annexed east Jerusalem where there have been near-daily clashes in flashpoint neighbourhoods. Arab Israelis, who account for about 20 percent of Israel's population, are the descendants of Palestinian Arabs who remained on their land when the Jewish state was established in 1948. AFP PHOTO/ JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli security forces detain an Arab-Israeli protester during clashes in the town of Kfar Kana, in northern Israel on November 10, 2014, two days after security forces shot dead a 22-year-old Arab-Israeli man. The dawn killing in Kfar Kana in northern Israel comes against a backdrop of soaring Israeli-Palestinian tensions in annexed east Jerusalem where there have been near-daily clashes in flashpoint neighbourhoods. Arab Israelis, who account for about 20 percent of Israel's population, are the descendants of Palestinian Arabs who remained on their land when the Jewish state was established in 1948. AFP PHOTO/ JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli security forces detain an Arab-Israeli protester during clashes in the town of Kfar Kana, in northern Israel on November 10, 2014, two days after security forces shot dead a 22-year-old Arab-Israeli man. The dawn killing in Kfar Kana in northern Israel comes against a backdrop of soaring Israeli-Palestinian tensions in annexed east Jerusalem where there have been near-daily clashes in flashpoint neighbourhoods. Arab Israelis, who account for about 20 percent of Israel's population, are the descendants of Palestinian Arabs who remained on their land when the Jewish state was established in 1948. AFP PHOTO/ JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
SHU'AFAT CAMP, JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - 2014/11/07: A Palestinian young man throws stones during clashes with Israeli Security Forces. Clashes started at the refugee camp following the car attack in which two people were killed and at least 13 people were wounded in a suspected terror. (Photo by Marco Bottelli/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Palestinian youths, one holding a national flag, appear through a hole they dug in the controversial Israeli separation wall in the West Bank village of Bir Nabala -between Jerusalem and Ramallah- on November 8, 2014 as celebrations today mark 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. AFP PHOTO/ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinians and photographers take cover behind a container during clashes with Israeli security forces in the Palestinian refugee camp of Shuafat in east Jerusalem, on November 7, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered officials to demolish the homes of Palestinians in east Jerusalem who carried out attacks on Israelis. AFP PHOTO /AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinians battle with Israeli security forces during clashes in the Palestinian refugee camp of Shuafat in east Jerusalem, on November 7, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered officials to demolish the homes of Palestinians in east Jerusalem who carried out attacks on Israelis. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli border police run during clashes with Palestinians, as Israeli police limited the access to Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. Tensions have been rising in recent weeks over the Jerusalem shrine, known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, or Noble Sanctuary, and to Jews as the Temple Mount. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Palestinians burn tires during clashes with Israeli border police in east Jerusalem on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Clashes broke out after a Palestinian driver rammed a minivan into a crowded train station. He then backed out and proceeded to drive away, hitting several cars along the way, then got out of the car and attacked a group of civilians and police officers on the side of the road with a metal bar, killing one and wounding 13, before he was shot and killed. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Paramedics treat a woman for shock after a soldier was stabbed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday Nov 10, 2014. Police spokesman said the assailant was Palestinian from the West Bank city of Nablus and was captured immediately after the stabbing. (AP Photo/Tomer Appelboum) ***ISRAEL OUT***
An Israeli soldier inspects a vehicle at the scene of an attack near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Alon Shvut Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. Palestinian assailants on Monday carried out a pair of stabbing attacks in Tel Aviv and the West Bank, police said, killing an Israeli teenage girl and gravely wounding a soldier as a wave of Arab unrest appeared to be gaining strength. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Israeli relatives and friends gather around the body of Dalia Lemkus, during her funeral at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Tekoa, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Palestinian assailants carried out stabbing attacks Monday, Nov. 10 in Tel Aviv and the West Bank, police said, killing an Israeli woman and a soldier as a wave of Arab unrest appeared to be gaining strength. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
A giant Israeli flag flies over the Palestinian neighbourhood of Wadi Joz in East Jerusalem on November 11, 2014. Recent unrest between Israelis and Palestinians has been fueled by religious tensions at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, as well as by moves to expand settler presence in the occupied eastern sector of the holy city. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)
SHU'AFAT CAMP, JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - 2014/11/07: A Palestinian young man throws stones during clashes with Israeli Security Forces. Clashes started at the refugee camp following the car attack in which two people were killed and at least 13 people were wounded in a suspected terror. (Photo by Marco Bottelli/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Israeli security forces detain Arab-Israeli youths during clashes in the town of Kfar Kana, in northern Israel on November 9, 2014, a day after security forces shot dead a 22-year-old Arab-Israeli man. The dawn killing in Kfar Kana in northern Israel comes against a backdrop of soaring Israeli-Palestinian tensions in annexed east Jerusalem where there have been near-daily clashes in flashpoint neighbourhoods. Arab Israelis, who account for about 20 percent of Israel's population, are the descendants of Palestinian Arabs who remained on their land when the Jewish state was established in 1948. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Paramedics treat an Israeli soldier after he was stabbed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. An Israeli soldier was stabbed in a downtown Tel Aviv train station on Monday, police said, adding that they had arrested a Palestinian suspected of perpetrating the act as part of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.(AP Photo/Israel Ben Ami) ***ISRAEL OUT***
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 6: A Palestinian protester uses a door as a shield during the clashes with Israeli police at Shuafat refugee camp after a Palestinian rammed his vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians in Jerusalem, on November 6, 2014. (Photo by Muammar Awad/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 6: A Palestinian protester throws a stone during clashes with Israeli police at Shuafat refugee camp after a Palestinian rammed his vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians in Jerusalem on November 6, 2014. (Photo by Muammar Awad/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 6: A Palestinian protester throws a stone during clashes with Israeli police at Shuafat refugee camp after a Palestinian rammed his vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians in Jerusalem on November 6, 2014. (Photo by Muammar Awad/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 6: A Palestinian protester fires a slingshot during the clashes with Israeli police at Shuafat refugee camp after a Palestinian rammed his vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians in Jerusalem on November 6, 2014. (Photo by Muammar Awad/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 6: Palestinian youth clash with Israeli police at Shuafat refugee camp after a Palestinian rammed his vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians in Jerusalem, on November 6, 2014. (Photo by Muammar Awad/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - 2014/11/06: An Israeli border police stands on guard at at Shivtei Israel light train station. After a car attack of the day before praised by Hamas, Israel decides to put an additional security for passengers at light train stations in Jerusalem. (Photo by Marco Bottelli/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 6: Palestinian youth clash with Israeli police at Shuafat refugee camp after a Palestinian rammed his vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians in Jerusalem, on November 6, 2014. (Photo by Muammar Awad/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men carry the body of 17-year-old student Shalom Baadani during his funeral in Jerusalem, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. Baadani was wounded in an attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday and died of his wounds on Friday. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Right wing Israelis wave flags at the scene where Yehuda Glick, a rabbi and activist, who has pushed for greater Jewish access to Al Aqsa Mosque compound, survived an assassination attempt last week, during a protest in Jerusalem, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. The holy site in Jerusalem's Old City is known to Jews as the Temple Mount and is the most sacred spot in Judaism. Muslims revere it as the Noble Sanctuary, Islam's third-holiest site and home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the gold-topped Dome of the Rock. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Palestinians burn tires during clashes with Israeli border police in east Jerusalem on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Clashes broke out after a Palestinian driver rammed a minivan into a crowded train station. He then backed out and proceeded to drive away, hitting several cars along the way, then got out of the car and attacked a group of civilians and police officers on the side of the road with a metal bar, killing one and wounding 13, before he was shot and killed. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
A Palestinian carries a tire during clashes with Israeli security at Qalandia checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Israeli troops and Palestinians clashed for the second day following recent tensions over the holy site in Jerusalem, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
An Israeli solder aims his weapon during clashes with Palestinians at Qalandia checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Israeli troops and Palestinians clashed for the second day following recent tensions over the holy site in Jerusalem, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
The body of Palestinian attacker lies covered on the rails of Jerusalem's tramway on November 5, 2014 after he was killed when he deliberately rammed his vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians in Jerusalem. One person was killed and at least nine others wounded. Police described the incident as a 'hit and run terror attack' and said it took place in the same area as a similar attack two weeks ago, in which a Palestinian rammed a car into a crowd killing a woman and a baby. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli police and rescue workers inspect on November 5, 2014 the car a Palestinian man used to deliberately rammed it into a crowd of pedestrians in Jerusalem. One person was killed and at least nine others wounded. Police described the incident as a 'hit and run terror attack' and said it took place in the same area as a similar attack two weeks ago, in which a Palestinian rammed a car into a crowd killing a woman and a baby. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli police and investigators inspect on November 5, 2014 the car a Palestinian man used to deliberately rammed it into a crowd of pedestrians in Jerusalem. One person was killed and at least nine others wounded. Police described the incident as a 'hit and run terror attack' and said it took place in the same area as a similar attack two weeks ago, in which a Palestinian rammed a car into a crowd killing a woman and a baby. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 05: Israeli rescue workers and paramedics carry an injured man to an ambulance after a Palestinian man, Ibrahim al-Akri, was shot by Israeli police officers after he drove into a crowd of people on November 5, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. One person was killed and at least 13 people were wounded during the suspected terror attack near East Jerusalem on Wednesday. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 05: Israeli rescue workers and paramedics carry an injured man to an ambulance after a Palestinian man, Ibrahim al-Akri, was shot by Israeli police officers after he drove into a crowd of people on November 5, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. One person was killed and at least 13 people were wounded during the suspected terror attack near East Jerusalem on Wednesday. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains graphic content) Israeli policemen stand next to the body of a Palestinian man, Ibrahim al-Akri, who was shot by Israeli police officers after he drove into a crowd of people on November 5, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. One person was killed and at least 13 people were wounded during the suspected terror attack near East Jerusalem on Wednesday. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains graphic content) Israeli policemen stand next to the body of a Palestinian man, Ibrahim al-Akri, who was shot by Israeli police officers after he drove into a crowd of people on November 5, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. One person was killed and at least 13 people were wounded during the suspected terror attack near East Jerusalem on Wednesday. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains graphic content) Israeli policemen stand next to the body of a Palestinian man, Ibrahim al-Akri, who was shot by Israeli police officers after he drove into a crowd of people on November 5, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. One person was killed and at least 13 people were wounded during the suspected terror attack near East Jerusalem on Wednesday. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 05: Israeli policemen patrol the the scene where a Palestinian man, Ibrahim al-Akri, was shot by Israeli police officers after he drove into a crowd of people on November 5, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. One person was killed and at least 13 people were wounded during the suspected terror attack near East Jerusalem on Wednesday. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains graphic content) Israeli policemen stand next to the body of a Palestinian man, Ibrahim al-Akri, who was shot by Israeli police officers after he drove into a crowd of people on November 5, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. One person was killed and at least 13 people were wounded during the suspected terror attack near East Jerusalem on Wednesday. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 05: Israeli policemen patrol the the scene where a Palestinian man, Ibrahim al-Akri, was shot by Israeli police officers after he drove into a crowd of people on November 5, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. One person was killed and at least 13 people were wounded during the suspected terror attack near East Jerusalem on Wednesday. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 05: Israeli policemen patrol the the scene where a Palestinian man, Ibrahim al-Akri, was shot by Israeli police officers after he drove into a crowd of people on November 5, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. One person was killed and at least 13 people were wounded during the suspected terror attack near East Jerusalem on Wednesday. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 05: Israeli policemen stand next to the body of a Palestinian man, Ibrahim al-Akri, who was shot by Israeli police officers after he drove into a crowd of people on November 5, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. One person was killed and at least 13 people were wounded during the suspected terror attack near East Jerusalem on Wednesday. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains graphic content) An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man passes next to the body of a Palestinian man, Ibrahim al-Akri, who was shot by Israeli police officers after he drove into a crowd of people on November 5, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. OOne person was killed and at least 13 people were wounded during the suspected terror attack near East Jerusalem on Wednesday. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains graphic content) Israeli policemen stand next to the body of a Palestinian man, Ibrahim al-Akri, who was shot by Israeli police officers after he drove into a crowd of people on November 5, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. One person was killed and at least 13 people were wounded during the suspected terror attack near East Jerusalem on Wednesday. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains graphic content) Israeli policemen stand next to the body of a Palestinian man, Ibrahim al-Akri, who was shot by Israeli police officers after he drove into a crowd of people on November 5, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. One person was killed and at least 13 people were wounded during the suspected terror attack near East Jerusalem on Wednesday. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 05: Israeli policemen patrol the the scene where a Palestinian man, Ibrahim al-Akri, was shot by Israeli police officers after he drove into a crowd of people on November 5, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. One person was killed and at least 13 people were wounded during the suspected terror attack near East Jerusalem on Wednesday. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains graphic content) Israeli policemen patrol the the scene where a Palestinian man, Ibrahim al-Akri, was shot by Israeli police officers after he drove into a crowd of people on November 5, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. One person was killed and at least 13 people were wounded during the suspected terror attack near East Jerusalem on Wednesday. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
A religious Jewish man looks on November 5, 2014 at the site where a Palestinian deliberately rammed his car into a crowd of pedestrians in Jerusalem. One person was killed and at least nine others wounded. Police described the incident as a 'hit and run terror attack' and said it took place in the same area as a similar attack two weeks ago, in which a Palestinian rammed a car into a crowd killing a woman and a baby. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli police and investigators inspect on November 5, 2014 the site where a Palestinian deliberately rammed his car into a crowd of pedestrians in Jerusalem. One person was killed and at least nine others wounded. Police described the incident as a 'hit and run terror attack' and said it took place in the same area as a similar attack two weeks ago, in which a Palestinian rammed a car into a crowd killing a woman and a baby. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli police and rescue workers inspect on November 5, 2014 the site where a Palestinian deliberately rammed his car into a crowd of pedestrians in Jerusalem. One person was killed and at least nine others wounded. Police described the incident as a 'hit and run terror attack' and said it took place in the same area as a similar attack two weeks ago, in which a Palestinian rammed a car into a crowd killing a woman and a baby. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli police and investigators inspect on November 5, 2014 the site where a Palestinian deliberately rammed his car into a crowd of pedestrians in Jerusalem. One person was killed and at least nine others wounded. Police described the incident as a 'hit and run terror attack' and said it took place in the same area as a similar attack two weeks ago, in which a Palestinian rammed a car into a crowd killing a woman and a baby. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli police and investigators inspect on November 5, 2014 the site where a Palestinian deliberately rammed his car into a crowd of pedestrians in Jerusalem. One person was killed and at least nine others wounded. Police described the incident as a 'hit and run terror attack' and said it took place in the same area as a similar attack two weeks ago, in which a Palestinian rammed a car into a crowd killing a woman and a baby. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli security forces stand guard near Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock mosque in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam but also the most sacred place in Judaism on November 5, 2014. Israeli police clashed with stone-throwing Palestinians inside Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound after Jewish nationalists visited the site despite weeks of soaring tensions. A FP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
An Israeli policeman aims his tear gas launcher during clashes with stone-throwing Palestinians on November 5, 2014 near one of the entrances to Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, which is holy to both Jews and Muslims. Clashes broke out after far-right Jewish groups visited the site despite weeks of soaring tensions. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Palestinian woman shouts slogans as Israeli security forces stand at one of the entrances to Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam but also the most sacred place in Judaism, on November 5, 2014. Israeli police clashed with stone-throwing Palestinians inside Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound after far-right Jewish groups visited the site despite weeks of soaring tensions. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
Jewish visitors walk protected by Israeli security forces near Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock mosque (unseen) in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam but also the most sacred place in Judaism on November 5, 2014. Israeli police clashed with stone-throwing Palestinians inside Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound after Jewish nationalists visited the site despite weeks of soaring tensions. A FP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
Jewish visitors walk protected by Israeli security forces near Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock mosque in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam but also the most sacred place in Judaism on November 5, 2014. Israeli police clashed with stone-throwing Palestinians inside Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound after Jewish nationalists visited the site despite weeks of soaring tensions. A FP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 5: A Palestinian woman reacts to security men during a tension moment between Israeli security officials and Palestinian Muslims happened after Israeli officials let nearly a hundred Jewish people go into Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, Israel on November 5, 2014. (Photo by Salih Zeki Fazlioglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 5: Israeli security officials are seen during a tension moment happened after Israeli officials let nearly a hundred Jewish people go into Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, Israel on November 5, 2014. (Photo by Salih Zeki Fazlioglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 5: Palestinians shout slogans during a tension moment between Israeli security officials and Palestinian Muslims happened after Israeli officials let nearly a hundred Jewish people go into Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, Israel on November 5, 2014. (Photo by Salih Zeki Fazlioglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A Palestinian protestor kicks a burning tyre to block a road during clashes with Israeli security forces following a rally on November 2, 2014 at the Qalandia checkpoint, between Ramallah and Jerusalem City, against the rare closure of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on the weekend after tense clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli security forces after officers shot dead a Palestinian suspected of trying to murder a hardline Israeli rabbi, and the age restrictions imposed on those visiting the compound after it was re-opened. Al-Aqsa and adjacent neighbourhoods have seen months of violence, with the mosque compound a rallying point for Palestinian resistance to perceived Jewish attempts to take control of it. AFP PHOTO/ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man walks near a concrete barrier built by Israel to secure Rachel's Tomb, during an annual mass prayer in the West Bank town of Bethlehem near Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Israeli police officers stand guard at the scene of a shooting in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Israeli police say a man has been shot in Jerusalem in a suspected assassination attempt. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man who was shot Wednesday was a "relatively known figure" and is in serious condition. Police set up roadblocks and were searching for a suspect who had fled on a motorbike. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man looks as Israeli police officers stand guard at the scene of a shooting in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Israeli police say a man has been shot in Jerusalem in a suspected assassination attempt. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man who was shot Wednesday was a "relatively known figure" and is in serious condition. Police set up roadblocks and were searching for a suspect who had fled on a motorbike. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Israeli police officers stand guard at the scene of a shooting in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Israeli police say a man has been shot in Jerusalem in a suspected assassination attempt. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man who was shot Wednesday was a "relatively known figure" and is in serious condition. Police set up roadblocks and were searching for a suspect who had fled on a motorbike. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Israeli police officers stand guard at the scene of a shooting in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Israeli police say a man has been shot in Jerusalem in a suspected assassination attempt. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man who was shot Wednesday was a "relatively known figure" and is in serious condition. Police set up roadblocks and were searching for a suspect who had fled on a motorbike. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
A masked Palestinian kicks a burning tire during clashes with Israeli security forces a day after 14-year-old Palestinian-American, Orwah Hammad was killed by Israeli troops during clashes, in the village of Silwad, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Hammad is the second teen to be killed by army fire in eight days amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank. A 13-year-old was killed last week in a West Bank village. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Palestinians use slingshots to throw rocks during clashes with Israeli security forces day after a day after 14-year-old Palestinian-American, Orwah Hammad was killed by Israeli troops during clashes in the village of Silwad, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Hammad is the second teen to be killed by army fire in eight days amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank. A 13-year-old was killed last week in a West Bank village. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Israeli security forces stand behind a security perimeter as Israelis wave flags outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center where Yehuda Glick, a 'Temple Mount' Jewish Activist was shot and wounded in west Jerusalem on October 29, 2014 in Jerusalem. A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire after the close of a conference about the Temple Mount at the Begin Center. Police say they are investigating all possibilities. AFP PHOTO / GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli security forces stand behind a security perimeter as Israelis wave flags outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center where Yehuda Glick, a 'Temple Mount' Jewish Activist was shot and wounded in west Jerusalem on October 29, 2014 in Jerusalem. A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire after the close of a conference about the Temple Mount at the Begin Center. Police say they are investigating all possibilities. AFP PHOTO / GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli security forces stand behind a security perimeter as Israelis wave flags outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center where Yehuda Glick, a 'Temple Mount' Jewish Activist was shot and wounded in west Jerusalem on October 29, 2014 in Jerusalem. A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire after the close of a conference about the Temple Mount at the Begin Center. Police say they are investigating all possibilities. AFP PHOTO / GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli security forces stand behind a security perimeter as Israelis wave flags outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center where Yehuda Glick, a 'Temple Mount' Jewish Activist was shot and wounded in west Jerusalem on October 29, 2014 in Jerusalem. A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire after the close of a conference about the Temple Mount at the Begin Center. Police say they are investigating all possibilities. AFP PHOTO / GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
An Israeli woman who was an eyewitness is comforted as she stands behind a security perimeter outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center where Yehuda Glick, a 'Temple Mount' Jewish Activist was shot and wounded in west Jerusalem on October 29, 2014 in Jerusalem. A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire after the close of a conference about the Temple Mount at the Begin Center. Police say they are investigating all possibilities. AFP PHOTO / GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli security forces stand behind a security perimeter as Israelis wave flags outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center where Yehuda Glick, a 'Temple Mount' Jewish Activist was shot and wounded in west Jerusalem on October 29, 2014 in Jerusalem. A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire after the close of a conference about the Temple Mount at the Begin Center. Police say they are investigating all possibilities. AFP PHOTO / GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
A member of Israeli security forces stands behind a security perimeter outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center where Jewish activist Yehuda Glick was wounded during a shooting on October 29, 2014 in Jerusalem. A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire after the close of a conference about the Temple Mount at the Begin Center. Police says they are investigating all possibilities. AFP PHOTO / GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli security forces stand behind a security perimeter outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center where Jewish activist Yehuda Glick was wounded during a shooting on October 29, 2014 in Jerusalem. A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire after the close of a conference about the Temple Mount at the Begin Center. Police says they are investigating all possibilities. AFP PHOTO / GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli security forces gather behind a security perimeter outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center where Jewish activist Yehuda Glick was wounded during a shooting on October 29, 2014 in Jerusalem. A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire after the close of a conference about the Temple Mount at the Begin Center. Police says they are investigating all possibilities. AFP PHOTO / GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli security forces stand behind a security perimeter outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center where Jewish activist Yehuda Glick was wounded during a shooting on October 29, 2014 in Jerusalem. A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire after the close of a conference about the Temple Mount at the Begin Center. Police says they are investigating all possibilities. AFP PHOTO / GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, on October 29, 2014 in Jerusalem. An article published online by The Atlantic magazine quoted officials of US President Barack Obama's administration as calling Netanyahu a 'chickenshit' and attacking him over Israeli policy on settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territories. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
Jewish visitors walk protected by Israeli security forces near Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock mosque (unseen) in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam but also the most sacred place in Judaism on November 5, 2014. Israeli police clashed with stone-throwing Palestinians inside Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound after Jewish nationalists visited the site despite weeks of soaring tensions. A FP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli security forces walk near Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock mosque in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam but also the most sacred place in Judaism on November 5, 2014. Israeli police clashed with stone-throwing Palestinians inside Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound after Jewish nationalists visited the site despite weeks of soaring tensions. A FP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli security forces stand guard near Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock mosque in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam but also the most sacred place in Judaism on November 5, 2014. Israeli police clashed with stone-throwing Palestinians inside Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound after Jewish nationalists visited the site despite weeks of soaring tensions. A FP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian man rammed his car into a crowded train platform in east Jerusalem on Wednesday and then attacked people with an iron bar, killing one person and injuring 13 in what authorities called a terror attack before he was shot dead by the police.

It was the second such attack in the past two weeks, and deepened already heightened tensions between Arabs and Jews in the city. Earlier Wednesday, Israeli police had dispersed dozens of masked Palestinians who threw rocks and firecrackers near a contested holy site in Jerusalem's Old City.

Police said the motorist slammed his car into the train platform in east Jerusalem first, backed out and proceeded to drive away, hitting several cars along the way. He then got out of the car and attacked a group of civilians and police officers on the side of the road with a metal bar before he was shot and killed.

Israeli police said "one person was killed and about a dozen people were injured in the terror attack."

Police said the 38-year-old Palestinian identified as Ibrahim al-Akri had recently been released from prison after serving time for security offenses.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility by any Palestinian organization but the Islamic militant group Hamas welcomed the attack.

"We praise this heroic operation," said Hamas official Fawzi Barhoum. "We call for more such ... operations."

Israel's Minister of Public Security Yitzhak Ahronovich said civilians and police officers were among the wounded. He praised the police officer who neutralized the Palestinian attacker, saying that "a terrorist who attacks civilians deserves to be killed."

The attack was almost identical to one two weeks ago, also committed by a Palestinian from east Jerusalem, that killed two people, a baby girl and a young woman from Ecuador, at a train platform near the scene of Wednesday's attack.

Palestinian protesters and Israeli police have been clashing almost daily in east Jerusalem in recent months.

Israel captured east Jerusalem - with its sites sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians - from Jordan in the 1967 war. Palestinians demand the territory for their future capital. The fate of the area is an emotional issue for Jews and Muslims and its future lies at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Wednesday's car attack came shortly after clashes in the Old City, where Palestinians threw rocks and firecrackers at police to protest a planned visit to a key holy site by Israeli supporters of a right-wing activist who was shot by a Palestinian gunman last week.

The Israelis had planned on commemorating a week since a Palestinian shot and wounded American-Israeli activist Yehuda Glick, who has campaigned for more Jewish access to the location, which is revered by Jews as the Temple Mount and by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. Palestinians view such visits as a provocation and often respond violently.

Several police officers were hurt in the clashes, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, adding that the police used stun grenades to disperse the Palestinians. Quiet was soon restored, he said.

Palestinian protesters and Israeli police have clashed almost daily in east Jerusalem in recent months, with much of the unrest focused around a sacred compound revered by both Jews and Muslims. It's the holiest site for Jews, who call it the Temple Mount because of the revered Jewish Temples that stood there in biblical times. Muslims refer to it as the Noble Sanctuary, and it is their third holiest site, after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

Glick, a leading voice in a campaign to expand Jewish prayer rights on the hilltop complex, was wounded a week ago when a Palestinian gunman on a motorcycle opened fire at him as he left a conference in Jerusalem.

Muslim worshippers view Jewish prayer at the site as a provocation, and Israeli authorities place tough restrictions on it. Everyone visiting the area from the Israeli side has to be screened by police.

East Jerusalem has experienced unrest since the summer, with Palestinian youths throwing stones and firebombs at motorists and clashing frequently with Israeli police. The violence gained steam last month, when a Palestinian motorist rammed his car into a crowded train station, killing a 3-month-old Israeli-American girl and a woman from Ecuador.

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