Jerusalem synagogue killing spree leaves seven dead, three injured


Netanyahu: ‘I call on citizens not to take the law into their own hands – for that we have an army and police’

At least seven people were killed and another three injured in a terror attack at a synagogue in the Neve Yaakov neighborhood of Jerusalem on Friday evening.

The terrorist was identified as Alkam Khairi from east Jerusalem and it was reported that he had no known terror connections prior to the attack.

The 21-year-old opened fire at people leaving the Ateret Avraham synagogue after Friday night prayers.

And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.’ Matthew 24:12

 Israel Border Police officers at the scene of the Neve Yaakov terror attack in Jerusalem, January 27, 2023. (photo credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

After entering and attacking the people in the synagogue, the shooter reportedly started chasing after people who were trying to escape.

He then attempted to flee the scene by car and fired in the direction of Israel Police officers. The officers fired back and killed him.

One of the attendants of the synagogue who witnessed the attack said that the police didn’t arrive at the scene for 20 minutes after the initial shots were fired, as they didn’t believe the callers and thought the noise came from shots being fired in the air in nearby east  Jerusalem neighborhoods.

 The gun the terrorist was using at the Neve Yaakov synagogue shooting. (credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

(The gun the terrorist was using at the Neve Yaakov synagogue shooting. (credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON’S UNIT)

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