Israel At least seven Israelis killed in an attack at the gates of a synagogue near Jerusalem
in the City of David settlement in occupied East
, according to preliminary information from the Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency services.
This is the second aggression of these characteristics in the city in less than 24 hours.
"The suspect in the shooting was neutralized," said the Police in a statement confirming this new attack, near the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan, described as "terrorist", as they refer in Israel to any aggression committed by Palestinians.
Last night, a Palestinian killed seven Israelis while leaving Shabbat prayers in a synagogue in the Neve Yaakov settler settlement, also in occupied East Jerusalem.
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has been deployed at the scene and an investigation is already underway, the police added.
"We quickly arrived on scene and saw two gunshot victims. A 47-year-old man and a 23-year-old man. They were fully conscious and had gunshot wounds to their upper bodies. We rushed them to
intensive care units.
and we took them to Shaare Tzedek Hospital. The younger man is in serious condition and the other is in moderate to severe condition," said one of the MDA paramedics.
Regarding last night's attack, in which seven Israelis died and three were seriously injured, the Israeli authorities have declared a state of maximum alert and the police
have already arrested 42 people suspected
of collaborating or knowing about this crime, which It came amid another escalation of violence in the area.
"The Commissioner of Police, Chief Superintendent Yaakov Shabtai, ordered to increase the alert to the highest level. As of this morning, the officers work 12-hour shifts," the Police said in a statement, asking the population to "report any suspicious person or object.
It is the deadliest attack since 2011, when an armed group crossed into Israel from Egypt's Sinai peninsula, killing eight Israelis.
The Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his Minister of National Security, the extremist and anti-Arab settler Itamar Ben Gvir, went to the scene but without making a statement to the press.
The authorities consider that the attack was a retaliation for the violent incursion of the Israeli Army on Thursday in Jenin, north of the occupied West Bank, which led to heavy clashes with armed militias that resulted in the death of 9 Palestinians, also the deadliest clashes in years in that area.
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