Jerusalem on the edge after synagogue killings

  • Jerusalem is on the edge after the killing of five Israelis in a vicious attack on a synagogue, with many fearing this is the beginning of a dangerous increase in violence, which now has a religious tinge to it.

    Four of those killed were rabbis. Three of them held joint American citizenship. One had dual UK citizenship. An Israeli policeman, the fifth victim, later died of his injuries, media reports say.

    The two Palestinian attackers were shot dead by the police.

    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has said Israel will “respond harshly” to the killings.


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