PFLP Says Jerusalem Synagogue Attackers Were Its Members

World | November 18, 2014, Tuesday // 13:54|  views

Police stand guard on a roof of the synagogue involved in a deadly attack in west Jerusalem, 18 November 2014. Photo EPA/BGNES

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) said on Tuesday two of its members were responsible for the attack in a Jerusalem synagogue that had left four people dead.

Israeli police called the incident a terrorist attack and said the two Palestinian assailants were cousins from east Jerusalem.

PFLP, a left-wing Palestinian militant group, said in a statement the two cousins were its members but did not specify whether it had instructed the cousins to carry out the attack inside the synagogue in west Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox Har Nof neighborhood.

Hamas, the militant Palestinian group that runs the Gaza Strip, praised the attack.

In a statement, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the attack on Jewish worshippers in their place of prayer and “the killing of civilians no matter who is doing it”.



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Tags: Jerusalem synagogue attack, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, PFLP, Hamas, Abbas


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