Tuesday, 18 November 2014

4 Israelis dead in Jerusalem synagogue attack, 2 Palestinians killed


JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Two Palestinians armed with a gun and axes attacked a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday killing four Israelis, police said.

"There are four dead and six injured, among them two policemen," police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement.

The attack struck during morning prayers at a synagogue in the Har Nof neighbourhood in the southwest of the city.

The two assailants were shot dead, she said.

"Two terrorists, apparently from East Jerusalem, entered a yeshiva (Jewish seminary) in Har Nof and attacked worshippers with axes and a pistol," she said.

"The two terrorists were neutralized," she added, using a police euphemism for killed.

Israeli media identified the Palestinian suspects in the attack as Ghassan Abu Jamal and his cousin Udayy from Jabal al-Mukabbir neighborhood of East Jerusalem.

Palestinian sources also confirmed the identity of the two. more

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