Jerusalem: 8 killed in terror attack on synagogue
28 January, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
At least eight people were killed in a horrific terror assault on a synagogue in Jerusalem on Friday, according to Israel's foreign ministry.
At least eight people were killed in a horrific terror assault on a synagogue in Jerusalem on Friday, according to Israel’s foreign ministry.
According to the official statement, ten individuals were injured in the gun incident outside a synagogue on Neve Yaakov Street at 8:15 p.m. (local time). The paramedics arrived on the scene immediately after the attack.
“8 killed, 10 injured in synagogue in #Jerusalem terror attack Paramedics have arrived onto the scene and began providing treatment to those injured,” the official Twitter handle of Israel’s foreign ministry tweeted.
The alleged shooter was also later killed by police forces, according to police.
The incident followed the deadly clashes in the refugee camp of Jenin on Thursday in which nine Palestinians, including an elderly woman, were killed by Israeli forces.
The raid that took place in the West Bank city took the overall toll of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces to 29 this year, according to CNN.
Moreover, Israel also launched a series of bombing raids in the central Gaza Strip in response to rocket attacks from Gazan terrorists and said that the raids will lead to “significant harm to Hamas efforts” in building up its arms, The Times of Israel reported on Friday.
The Israel Defence Force (IDF) said that they targeted Bottom of Form, an underground facility where rockets are manufactured in the Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza.
“The attack will lead to significant harm to Hamas’ efforts to build up its arms,” the IDF said in a statement, according to The Times of Israel.
Footage circulated on social media of multiple huge explosions caused by airstrikes in Gaza.
Separately, the Palestinian Health Ministry said that a Palestinian man was killed in skirmishes with Israeli soldiers in the village of a-Ram, north of Jerusalem, on Thursday afternoon.