At least eight people have been killed and three others injured in an armed attack on a synagogue in east Jerusalem.
The alleged perpetrator of the shooting, who was shot down while trying to flee, has also perished. According to local media, the police are looking for other possible suspects.
The attack, the deadliest in recent years in Israel, occurred in Neve Yaakov, a Jewish Settler Settlement In Occupied East Jerusalem, where a large police device has been deployed.
“This is a very serious terrorist attack. We saw a woman and four men lying on the road. They suffered gunshot wounds and showed no signs of life, so we had to declare them dead,” paramedic Fadi Dekidek from the service said. Magen David Adom emergency department.
Palestinian militias have celebrated it as a revenge after the killing on Thursday of 10 Palestinians by Israeli forces.
After the attack, the Islamist Hamas movement, which rules the Gaza Strip de facto, celebrated the attack through the loudspeakers of the mosques, but without taking credit for it. Gunshots were also heard in the air in the coastal enclave as numerous motorists honked their horns shouting “God is great.”
“Is heroic operation is in revenge for the martyrs of Jenin. The operation in Jerusalem is the natural response to the occupation crimes in Jenin,” Hamas spokesman Hazam Qassem said.
For its part, the Islamic Jihad celebrated “the heroic operation that shows that the enemy only understands the language of force” and “that the Palestinian people live in political and geographical unity.”
As the news of the attack was spread in the media, you could hear celebrations in Palestinian cities of the occupied West Banksuch as Ramallah, Jenin and Nablus, as well as in the Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem.
This incident comes amid an escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
This Friday Israel bombarded the Gaza Strip in retaliation for the launch of several rockets from the coastal enclave, a day after ten Palestinians were killed in the occupied West Bank at the hands of Israeli forces, nine of them during a military raid on the refugee camp. from Jenin.
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