Seven killed in eastern Jerusalem synagogue shooting


The Israeli police, has revealed that
seven people at an east Jerusalem synagogue on Friday were killed following a shootout by a gunman.

The incident in the Neve Yaakov neighborhood of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem occurred as worldwide appeals for calm increased after Israel and Palestinian terrorists exchanged missile fire earlier on Friday in the Gaza Strip.

According to AFP, a police spokesperson, stated, “At around 8:30 pm (1830 GMT), a terrorist arrived at a synagogue in the Neve Yaakov boulevard in Jerusalem and proceeded to shoot at a number of people in the area,” a police statement said, adding that the shooter was “neutralised”.

He also revealed that seven people were reported dead after the incident.

The emergency response organization Magen David Adom reported a total of ten gunshot casualties, including a man aged 70 and a youngster aged 14.

“I heard a lot of bullets”, an 18-year-old student, Matanel Almalem, who lives near the synagogue, told AFP.