• One of victims may have been killed by errant police fire
  • Netanyahu says country faces `continuing wave of terrorism'

Two Israelis were killed and another seriously injured Wednesday after Palestinians attacked them with knives at the main entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City.

One of the victims may have been killed by errant fire from Israeli security forces, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. The two assailants were shot dead by police officers.

The midday attack at Jerusalem’s Jaffa Gate took place at one of the city’s most heavily trafficked spots where crowds were swollen by tourists visiting holy sites before Christmas.

“We are facing a continuing wave of terrorism,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement after the attack. “We are fighting it and we will overcome it.”

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