Minst fire er drept i et angrep på en synagoge i Jerusalem. Åtte er såret, fire alvorlig. Det ble brukt økser og kniver og muligens også et håndvåpen i angrepet.
Bildet viser de to antatte terroristene. De er fettere fra Øst-Jerusalem.
According to police, the two suspected Palestinian terrorists, armed with a gun and axes, attacked worshipers after entering a synagogue on Agasi Street in the capital’s Har Nof neighborhood. Two police officers quickly arrived to the scene and exchanged fire with the suspects, killing them.
Both suspects were from east Jerusalem.
Large numbers of police and emergency teams were at the site.
Palestinsk radio omtalte terroristene som martyrer. Hamas hyllet dem, slik de har hyllet alle angrep på sivile den siste tiden, enten det er med biler eller kniver.
Palestinian radio reports described the attackers as «martyrs» and the Islamist group Hamas praised the attack. Loudspeakers at mosques in Gaza called out congratulations.
«Hamas calls for the continuation of revenge operations and stresses that the Israeli occupation bears responsibility for tension in Jerusalem,» Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said.
Statsminister Netanyahu sa Israel vil svare. Han anklaget ikke bare Hamas, men også Mahmoud Abbas for å piske opp stemningen.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed the attack on both Hamas and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who he accused of urging Palestinians towards violence.
«This is a direct result of incitement led by Hamas and Abu Mazen, incitement that the international community has been irresponsibly ignoring,» he said in a statement.
«We will respond with a heavy hand to the brutal murder of Jews who came to pray and were killed by lowly murderers.»