Two Palestinian assailants have opened fire at cars in Jerusalem, wounding one man before being shot dead by police. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Two Palestinian assailants opened fire at cars in Jerusalem, wounding one man before being shot dead by police, an Israeli spokesman said, as violence surged during a visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. Israel's national police chief said he saw no direct connection between Biden's trip and the surge in attacks by so-called lone wolf assailants. The Jerusalem incident began with a suspected drive-by shooting at a commuter bus. No one was hurt and the vehicle was not hit, a police spokesman said. Several minutes later, two Palestinians in a car, believed by police to have attacked the bus, opened fire near the Damascus Gate entrance to Jerusalem's Old City. The surge in violence comes a day after an American tourist was killed in Tel Aviv by a Palestinian who went on a stabbing spree on the city's beachfront. Since October, Palestinian stabbings, shootings and car rammings have killed 28 Israelis and two U.S. citizens. Israeli forces have killed at least 179 Palestinians, 121 of whom Israel says were assailants. Most others were shot dead during violent protests.