A Palestinian gunman who was killed by Israeli security forces in an overnight raid in the West Bank was a former member of the Palestinian security forces turned arms dealer, the Shin Bet said on Sunday.
Khalil managed to escape the scene by auto, and in the evening again opened fire toward a military post in the village of Nabi Saleh, where he lived.
An additional Palestinian suspect was arrested in connection with Saturday's shooting terror attack near Ateret.
The soldiers also abducted another young Palestinian man, and took him to an unknown destination.
Amar Khalil opened fire on the security forces as they attempted to arrest him and was killed.
Following the fatal incidents, the soldiers sealed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and canceled Friday prayers, before preventing all Muslim worshipers from entering or leaving the mosque courtyards. "In response to the immediate threat forces fired towards the attacker resulting in his death", it said.
Haaretz quoted the Israeli police stating that the three Palestinians arrived at one of Al-Aqsa gates, and noticed police and military presence, before they opened fire on them and escaped.
Al-Quds TV is affiliated with Hamas and often criticizes the actions of the Israeli government and military.
Israel says at least 175 of those killed were carrying out attacks while others died in clashes and protests. A few of the attacks had been carried out by Arab Israeli citizens.