Synagogue Attack in West Jerusalem – The Police reporting the case said that , an attack on a synagogue in West Jerusalem has killed at least four Israelis and two Palestinian attackers.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed a “harsh response” to Tuesday’s early morning assault on the Har Nof Synagogue. Palestinian group Hamas welcomed the attack and said it was “a natural reaction to Israel’s practices” against the Palestinians.
Israeli police spokesman, Micky Rosenfeld, confimed the attack and the death toll in a Twitter post . Police sources earlier told Al Jazeera that five Israelis had been killed.
Everyone expected this to happen. Jerusalem is boiling. Yesterday, the Israeli forces demolished the houses of the Palestinians who attacked Israelis but they never punish Israeli attackers.
Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker, reporting from Jerusalem, said that seven more Israelis were injured in the attack.
The men managed, who were identified as being from Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem, managed to get inside the s ynagogue before being shot dead by police.
Rosenfeld said it wasn’t immediately clear what weapons the suspects used to attack worshippers.
Dekker said there were conflicting reports on what arms were used, with some saying the men were armed with knives and axes. Earlier reports said the attackers were armed with guns.
The area has been cordoned off by police, television footage showed.
Here are few images of vitim that sustained injury:
Synagogue Attack Killed 4 Israelis, 2 Palestinian in West Jerusalem