At least 7 people were killed and another 10 injured in a terror attack at a synagogue in the Neve Yaakov neighborhood of Jerusalem on Friday evening.
The terrorist, who opened fire for at least several minutes at people leaving the synagogue after Friday night prayers, was killed by security forces after attempting to escape in a car.
Seven people were killed according to Jerusalem District Police Commander Doron Turgeman and several others were wounded according to Magen David Adom, Israel’s emergency medical service.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reported to be receiving updates from the scene and is set to hold a situational assessment later this evening.
Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai arrived at the scene of the incident shortly after the shooting occurred.
“This is a serious and complex attack with a large number of victims,” said Israeli police chief Kobi Shabtai. “We are currently conducting searches in the area to rule out the possibility that there are more people involved who are walking around freely. The terrorist was neutralized by a police officer and a volunteer of the Israel Police, they prevented a larger attack and neutralized the terrorist.”
Shortly after the incident, Gaza’s extremist groups Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad said the massacre was a “natural response” to the “crimes of the [Israeli] occupation.”
“The Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement praises the suicide operation in Jerusalem, which came at the right time and place in response to the Jenin massacre,” said PIJ spokesperson for the West Bank, Tariq Ezz El-Din.
The U.S. State Department said it condemns “the Jerusalem attack and we are in direct contact with our Israeli partners.”
This is all a result of the wicked Rabin government with the Oslo accords that gave fifty thousand guns to the Arafat gangsters. Idiotic leaders. Allowing Arabs to throw rocks at cars driving on highways without them being subject to be shot by police. Jewish citizens in israel can not easily get legal firearms. How could they defend themselves. Streets need to be closed on shabbos except for emergency vehicles. How can Arab terrorists just drive into a jewish religious area and carry out such an attack. No brains. The government moves like snails. Stop meetings and committees. Rehire and… Read more »
This new extremist right wing Israeli government is having a negative impact on everyone but the extremists. Davening for a more liberal israel that welcomes all people and incites no hatred, only peace
Hopefully Natanyahu will show the Arabs his full wrath! And put the fear into them that they won’t dare attack any more Jews!
Fear is the opposite of what we need. Netanyahu should extend peace towards the Palestinians and promise to stop stealing their land. Judaism is not pro war and hatred and bloodshed. We must do whatever it takes to create peace.
When was it ever “their” land? When was there ever a palestinian nation? There never was such a nation and they never held any land of their own. Cant believe a Yid would talk this way. Also they believe that ALL of Israel is their land,as you can see the map on the PLO Logo is the state of Israel. So according to you all Jews should leave Israel and give it to the PLO.
They do accept all, and thats the problem. Go live in Gaza for a minute and see how long you survive, since you sympathize with them so much.
I live on Jerusalem, Israel. There is truly a very simple solution to the crises. Cut off all electricity, water, and gas to ALL Arabs. That’s it. The good must suffer with the rotten. You want to live? You must be decently. If not, leave or die. There really is no reason to put up with terror , except for fear of world opinion. But there is another gorm of terror that is not worked on enough. That is the lack of thoughtfulness for each Jew, no matter who they are. That is actually a far bigger problem that needs… Read more »
Cutting off electric and Gas to Gaza can be done. But the real problem is Arabs working in hospitals and restaurants. You need to import a million Chinese to fill those jobs. You need to stop funding all Arab colleges. You need to stop funding all Arab schools who teach to kill Jews. You need to give the Arabs free one way tickets to Europe. You need all street to be closed on shabbos. If it’s a jewish country. You need to stop supplying guns to the PA do called police. You need to stop corrupting a million jewish secular… Read more »
BEN GVIR…PUT THE FEAR OF G-D ONCE AND FOR ALL INTO THESE MURDERERS
The Lubavitcher Rebbe spoke numerous upon numerous times to NOT attempt to make peace with Arabs/Palestinians. Their goal is NOT PEACE but r”l the opposite. They are taught from a young age to strike and r”l take away the lives of as many Jews as possible. When one of these “cholera’s do that job, they are hailed as HEROES! The mothers of these Terrorists are PROUD of their children that lost their lives , taking out and spilling Jewish blood lo aleinu! They think we are OCCUPYING THEIR LAND when it is the most furthest from the truth. The Rebbe… Read more »
That’s the best part of Israeli news, when it tells of such an incident, it almost always follows with “terrorist neutralized.” Whereas, here in Brooklyn, a couple of weeks ago, a Jewish man is stabbed to death and the killer is still at large. Same with almost all the recent incidents, or the perpetrator is set free, heaven forbid. Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. And since the thugs will always have guns whether or not they are outlawed, everyone else also needs to have protection and classes on gun safety, shooting classes, etc. so that we can handle… Read more »
Dear Comrade No, I suggest you move out of the United States if you think one should not be living on “occupied” lands. This land was unquestionably stolen from the native American Indians. If you can’t figure that out you have a problem and need to take a course in American History 101. Furthermore,with your farkrimteh perceptions you should be the last one explaining Torah views. The Torah distinctly states that the Ribbono Shel Olam – Master of the Universe – who created the universe, including planet earth, including the land of Israel unequivocally states that the land of Israel… Read more »