Seven dead in synagogue attack outside Jerusalem, Israel officials say

Israeli police investigate the crime scene after 5 people were killed in an armed attack in Jewish settlement at East Jerusalem on January 27, 2023. [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]

Seven people were killed and 10 were injured in a synagogue shooting attack on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Friday, Israel's Foreign Ministry said. Israel's ambulance service put the death toll at five, and said another five people were wounded and transported to hospitals, including a 70-year-old woman, Reuters reports. Israeli police described it as a "terror attack" and said it took place in a synagogue in Neve Ya'akov, considered by Israelis as a neighbourhood within Jerusalem, while Palestinians and most of the international community consider it occupied land illegally annexed after a 1967 Middle East war. The incident comes a day after the deadliest raid in the West Bank in years and falls on the Jewish Sabbath. In Gaza, Hamas spokesperson, Hazem Qassem, […] Source

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