05:23 GMT07 April 2020
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    This comes following the recent escalation of tension in the region after the release of US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan that was welcomed by Israel and strongly rejected by Palestinians.

    A suspect armed with a knife has been killed by Israeli forces in Jerusalem Old City, media reports say, quoting police. 

    The suspect approached police officers near one of the gates in Jerusalem Old City, AFP reported, citing police. No further details regarding the identity of the suspect have so far been released. 

    An alleged video of the suspected attacker has been shared online. 

    ​According to Gaza-based Palestinian activist Ahmed Shameya, the killed suspect was a Palestinian.

    Security in Jerusalem has been tightened in recent weeks amid escalated tension in the region following the release of US President Donald Trump's Middle East Peace plan.​ Israel welcomed the plan while the Palestinian Authority strongly rejected it


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