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- Thousands gathered in the Geula neighbourhood in Jerusalem for the funeral of Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky, 60
- Shocking footage has emerged of the moment a Palestinian rammed his car into a bus stop and stabbed him today
- Moments earlier, two men shot and stabbed people on a bus. Two Israelis and one of the attackers were killed
Thousands of ultra-orthodox Jews gathered to mourn a 60-year-old rabbi murdered by a Palestinian who rammed his car into a bus stop in Jerusalem before getting out and stabbing him.
Shocking footage of the moment Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky, 60, was mown down and then killed with a meat cleaver or an axe has been released by police.
His body was carried through the streets of the orthodox neighbourhood of Geula ahead of his burial.
Funeral: Ultra-orthodox Jews gather to mourn Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky, murdered by a Palestinian who rammed his car into a bus stop
Grief: Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky, 60, was mown down and then killed with a meat cleaver or an axe. His funeral was held today
The rabbi died when the attacker drove his vehicle into a bus stop in Malchei Israel Street before getting out and stabbing pedestrians
The body of 60-year-old Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky, 60, was carried through the orthodox neighbourhood of Geula ahead of his burial
Three Israelis were killed and several were wounded in separate attacks in Jerusalem today - declared by Palestinian groups as a 'Day of Rage'.
The rabbi died when the attacker - revealed by the The Jerusalem Post as an employee of Bezeq phone company, Israel's main telephone service provider - drove his vehicle into a bus stop in Malchei Israel Street before getting out and stabbing pedestrians. The murderer was critically injured by police.
In a separate, but almost simultaneous incident, two Palestinians shot and stabbed passengers on a bus, killing two people.
Media reports said one of the assailants used a gun and the other a knife. One of the attackers was killed and the other was subdued by a crowd.
'We don't know what to do, or where to walk,' said Avi Shemesh, a witness to the attack. 'They are Israel-haters and they need to be eliminated.'
Gaza's Hamas rulers have praised the attacks in Jerusalem. Spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said it 'praises these heroic operations in Jerusalem and greets the heroes who carried them out'.
Treatment: Medics carry a wounded person at the scene of a bus shooting and stabbing in Jerusalem which claimed two people's lives
Attack: Two Palestinians shot and stabbed passengers on a bus, killing two people. One of the assailants is said to have used a gun and the other a knife
The body of a Palestinian is carried by the emergency services at the scene of the shooting and stabbing on a bus in Jerusalem today
Violence: Two Palestinians shot and stabbed passengers on a bus, killing two people. Media reports said one of the assailants used a gun and the other a knife. One of the attackers was killed and the other was subdued by a crowd
The attacks, plus another two stabbing attacks in the central Israeli city of Raanana, north of Tel Aviv, mark the most serious series of incidents in a month-long wave of violence.
A police spokesman said a Palestinian stabbed and wounded an Israeli man waiting at a bus stop on the main thoroughfare of Raanana today.
The Israeli was moderately wounded and amateur video distributed by police showed several men kicking and beating the alleged assailant as he lay on the ground. The ambulance service said he was seriously hurt.
A shopkeeper said that, after hearing shouting, he had grabbed a heavy wooden umbrella and ran outside to confront the assailant.
'He started stabbing the guy. I hit him a couple of times and kicked him and the knife flew out of his hand,' the store owner said. 'I wish I had had a gun - I would have shot him.'
Anger: A Palestinian protester throws a Molotov cocktail at Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron today
Palestinian protesters put out a fire burning on a compatriot, caused by a Molotov cocktail which he was trying to hurl at Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron
A Palestinian protester is helped by comrades after being injured during clashes with Israeli security forces next to the border fence with Israel
A Palestinian woman with a scarf wrapped around her head and face hurls stones at Israeli troops during clashes in Hebron today
Within an hour of that attack, another knife-wielding Palestinian struck in Raanana, wounding four people, police and media reports said.
The main Palestinian factions, including the Western-backed Fatah movement and the militant Hamas group, declared a 'Day of Rage' today across the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.
The leaders of Israel's Arab community have called for a commercial strike in their towns and villages.
Police closed major highways leading in and out of Jerusalem, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called an emergency meeting of his Security Cabinet, where police were to present a plan to halt the violence.
Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the country's internal security minister, Gilad Erdan, was considering a number of immediate steps, including a closure on Arab neighborhoods in east Jerusalem, where many of the attackers have come from, and making it easier to get gun licenses.
Shocking: A woman cries at the scene where two people were killed by Palestinians believed to have been armed with a knife and a gun on a bus today
Two people were killed in the bus attack. Media reports said one of the assailants used a gun and the other a knife.
Gaza's Hamas rulers have praised the attacks in Jerusalem. Spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said it 'praises these heroic operations in Jerusalem and greets the heroes who carried them out'
Three people have been killed and numerous wounded in attacks in Jerusalem today - declared by Palestinian groups as a 'Day of Rage'
Since the Jewish New Year last month, five Israelis have been killed and dozens wounded in a shooting, a stoning and a series of stabbings.
At least 26 Palestinians been killed by Israeli fire, including 10 identified by Israel as attackers and the rest in clashes between stone-throwers and Israeli troops. Hundreds of Palestinians have been wounded in such confrontations.
Yesterday, Palestinians carried out three stabbings in Jerusalem, leaving a teenage Israeli boy in critical condition.
The unrest began last month with clashes at Al-Aqsa Mosque - Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site - and quickly spread across Israel and into the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The Israeli military have today said hundreds of Palestinian protesters in Gaza had gathered near the Israeli border and are throwing stones and burning tires toward Israeli positions.
Israeli emergency personnel work at the scene of an attack in Malchei Israel Street, Jerusalem. A Palestinian rammed his car into a bus stop before getting out and stabbing pedestrians
In the car and knife attack in Malchei Israel Street, a man drove into a bus stop and stabbed people in a ultra-orthodox Jewish neighbourhood (left). The murderer was critically injured by police (right)
A Palestinian drove into a bus stop and stabbed Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky, 60, to death in an ultra-orthodox Jewish neighbourhood
Israeli forensic experts inspect the scene of a stabbing carried out by a Palestinian man in the Israeli city of Raanana, north of Tel Aviv
The army says it is using 'riot dispersal means' against the crowd. Palestinian medics say five people have been wounded by Israeli gunfire, two of them seriously.
Over the weekend, nine Palestinians in Gaza, including a mother and her two-year-old child, were killed in Israeli-Palestinian violence.
The stabbings have rattled Israel. The attackers, many of them teenagers, have had no affiliation with militant groups, and the seemingly random nature of the stabbings has made it difficult to predict or prevent them.
Netanyahu has come under heavy criticism for failing to stop the violence, and an opinion poll this week showed that more than 70 per cent of the public is dissatisfied with his handling of the crisis.
Some of the attacks have been carried out by members of Israel's Arab minority.
In a fiery speech to parliament, Netanyahu accused the country's Arab leaders of helping incite weeks of violence, accusing Arab parties of 'undermining' the country and calling on Israel's Arab citizens to 'kick out the extremists among you'.