Israel lightened security and travel restrictions last month for the Muslim holiday but has revoked some travel permits in response to the attack.
Nearby, Palestinians fired at officers with an automatic weapon and attacked them with knives before officers returned fire, killing them.
The policewoman was taken to hospital in critical condition and later died of her wounds.
Two days after the terror attack in which Hadas Malka was murdered, the Damascus Gate area in Jerusalem has gone from being the scene of a bloody stabbing attack to a place packed with tourists and Jewish and Arab residents.
An Israeli police officer was stabbed to death in one of two attacks involving knives and guns overnight Friday in Israel’s capital city.
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemned these measures and stressed they fall within the collective punishment policy which is prohibited in the worldwide human rights law.
Untold in the headline, is the fact that the 3 dead Palestinians had carried out the stabbing and shooting attacks on Israeli officers (which killed a female Israeli officer) in the Old City in Jerusalem. An Israeli policewoman was killed in the attack; security forces shot three suspected Palestinian assailants.
On the other hand, Palestinian advocates sometimes claim that Western media favors Israel, given that many foreign correspondents live in Israel and that some of their children enlist in the Israel Defense Forces.
UN Middle East peace process coordinator Nickolay Mladenov said that “terrorist acts” like Friday’s “must be clearly condemned by all”.
Following the attack, the Israeli army raided Deir Abu Mashal, the village near Ramallah the three perpetrators hailed from, sealing off its entrances and mapping out the homes of the three for demolition.
“The three heroes, now martyrs, who have stage the Jerusalem attack are not affiliated with ISIS and are Hamas and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine members”, senior Hamas leader and spokesman Izzat al-Rishq tweeted.
A member of the Israeli security forces outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on June 16, 2017 following an attack.
Unrest that broke out in October 2015 has claimed the lives of 272 Palestinians, 42 Israelis, two Americans, two Jordanians, an Eritrean, a Sudanese and a Briton, according to an AFP tally.
Earlier this year, IS claimed that it had launched a rocket attack from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula into Israel. Adel Ankoush was training to be a plumber, while the other two were unemployed.
It was the latest bloodshed in a wave of Palestinian attacks on civilians and soldiers that erupted in 2015.
While hard to verify the ISIS claim, the group claimed responsibility in the immediate hours after the attack, rather than waiting a day to claim, as they have done with previous attacks across Europe.