7 dead in shooting outside East Jerusalem synagogue, suspicious dead


At least seven people have been killed in a shooting outside a synagogue in Israel-annexed East Jerusalem.


At least seven people were killed in a shooting outside a synagogue in Israel-annexed East Jerusalem on Friday.

“Earlier in the evening around 8:30 pm (1830 GMT), a terrorist arrived at a synagogue on Neve Yaakov boulevard in Jerusalem and started firing at a number of people in the area,” a police statement said.

“Police forces quickly arrived, engaged the terrorist and opened fire on him. The terrorist was neutralized,” it added.

A police spokesman told AFP seven people had been killed.

Police were at the scene dismantling a white vehicle believed to belong to the shooter.

Fadi Dekidek, a paramedic with the aid organization Magen David Adom, said: “This is a very serious terror attack.”

The MDA reported a total of 10 gunshot victims, including a 70-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy.

“I heard a lot of bullets,” Matanel Almalem, an 18-year-old student who lives near the synagogue, told AFP on the spot.

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