Terrorists from East Jerusalem entered synagogue with guns, axes and knives in attempted massacre, killing four and leaving 8 wounded
Four people were killed and several wounded in a major terror attack in Jerusalem on Tuesday morning. Initial reports claim at least 8 are injured, 4 in critical condition.
Two police officers were among the wounded.
Two terrorists entered a synagogue and yeshiva (religious school) with axes, guns and knives with intent to carrying out a massacre.
Police arrived to the scene where a gunfight broke out, police forces killing the terrorists.
Police spokesman Luba Samri stated following the attack, “Two terrorists entered the synagogue in the neighborhood of Har Nof. They attacked with an axe, a knife and a gun. Four worshipers were killed. The police who arrived at the scene shot and killed the two terrorists.”
The terrorists were reportedly cousins, Uday and Rassan Abu Jamal from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukabaer. Police are currently searching their homes and questioning there families. The terrorists are related to terrorists who were released in the Gilad Shalit exchange deal.
The wounded were treated on the scene initially by Magen David Adom paramedics and were then rushed to nearby hospitals.