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Terror Attack In Jerusalem Synagogue Kills At Least Three Jews, Wounds 13 Others
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
At least five people have been killed and thirteen wounded in a terror attack on synagogue on Shimon Agassi Street in the western Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof Tuesday morning.
Various Israeli media reports say two of the dead are terrorists who were killed in a shootout by police.
The two terrorists entered the synagogue, which is the main synagogue of the neighborhood located in a complex that hosts other synagogues, as well, and used guns, axes, and knives to attack worshippers.
"Two terrorists entered a Jewish [synagogue] in Har Nof in Jerusalem armed with a pistol and an axe and there are seven people injured. The two terrorists were neutralized,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri reportedly said in a statement.
An eyewitness told Israel Radio that police took 11 minutes to arrive and paramedics only arrived five minutes after that.
Arie Shavit, who works as a volunteer medic for the United Hatzalah EMT service, was reportedly one of the first to arrive at the scene.
"Two terrorists infiltrated the synagogue and massacred worshipers during prayer…wearing prayer shawls and phylacteries. I and other volunteers of United Hatzalah provided primary care to a number of casualties suffering from different injuries, and unfortunately some of them were injured critically. The Police came and neutralized the terrorists. This was an attack - one which included shootings and stabbings,” Shavit told Arutz Sheva.