Four Killed In Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

World | November 18, 2014, Tuesday // 12:12|  views


Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, reports Reuters.

According to CNN reports, the men came from East Jerusalem and also had a handgun.

Six other people were wounded during the attack in the Har Nof area of West Jerusalem including two responding police officers.

Other media put the number of casualties to five.

This is the deadliest incident of this kind in six years in Jerusalem amid a surge in religious conflict.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to respond with a "heavy hand", and again accused Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of inciting violence in Jerusalem.

Abbas issued a statement condemning the attack, which comes after a month of unrest fueled in part by a dispute over Jerusalem's holiest shrine.

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