Eight Killed, Ten Wounded In Jerusalem Synagogue “Terror Attack”

Eight Killed, Ten Wounded In Jerusalem Synagogue “Terror Attack”

Eight people were killed and ten more wounded when a gunman opened fire outside an east Jerusalem synagogue Friday night, according to the official Twitter account of the Israel Foreign Ministry. 

8 killed, 10 injured in synagogue in #Jerusalem 🇮🇱 terror attack

Paramedics have arrived onto the scene and began providing treatment to those injured.

— Israel Foreign Ministry (@IsraelMFA) January 27, 2023

AP News said the gunman was Palestinian. Police said the attacker was “neutralized” by security forces while attempting to flee the scene. 

❗️ At least 7 people were killed and 10 others injured in a shooting in #Jerusalem

It is reported that an unidentified man entered a synagogue in the Neve Yaakov district in eastern Jerusalem while praying and shot people. The shooter has been eliminated.

📰 The Jerusalem Post pic.twitter.com/gstX04EMPe

— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) January 27, 2023

Horrific images of carnage following terrorist attack at #Jerusalem synagogue. I took the photos from #Hamas telegram channel. They are celebrating the deaths of innocent civilians that only wanted to pray and celebrate the sabbath. pic.twitter.com/djUmM3IycL

— LTC (R) Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) January 27, 2023

US State Department spokesman Vedant Patel condemned the deadly attack, calling it “absolutely horrific.” 

“We condemn this apparent terrorist attack in the strongest terms. Our commitment to Israel’s security remains ironclad, and we are in direct touch with our Israeli partners,” Patel told reporters. 

The attack came amid soaring tensions between Israel–Palestine, some of the worst in years. Thursday was the deadliest day in the occupied West Bank in two decades after Israeli armed forces raided a building in Jenin and killed nine people. In response, rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza. The Palestinian Authority halted all security coordination with Israel. 

On Friday, Israeli Defence Force said fighter jets bombed Gaza, targeting what’s believed to be a military base and an underground rocket manufacturing plant operated by Hamas. 

While all eyes are on Ukraine, Israel continues to drop bombs on Gaza and Syria, regularly, and no one even bats an eyelash. https://t.co/raVJnVmZqt

— sarah (@sahouraxo) January 27, 2023

The eruption in violence comes ahead of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s weekend visit to Israel and the West Bank.

Tyler Durden
Fri, 01/27/2023 – 16:45

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