Two wounded in ‘terror attack’ in Jerusalem hours after deadly synagogue shooting | World News
Two people have been wounded in a suspected terror attack in Jerusalem, hours after a deadly shooting outside a synagogue.
Israel’s national emergency medical and ambulance service said it was called to a “shooting terror attack” on Saturday morning.
The country’s police said a “large” force was sent to the scene and that a ‘shooting suspect’ was neutralised.
Two men, aged 23 and 47, are said to have been wounded.
They were both taken to hospital in a “moderate to serious” condition, medics said.
It comes after a Palestinian gunman shot seven people dead near a synagogue on the outskirts of the city on Friday.
Three others were injured in that shooting, including a 15-year-old boy who was recovering from surgery, hospital officials said.
Police said the gunman arrived at around 8.15pm local time (6.15pm UK time) and described the shooting as a “terror attack”.
They added it took place outside a synagogue in Neve Yaakov, considered by Israelis to be a neighbourhood within Jerusalem, while Palestinians and much of the international community consider it occupied land illegally annexed after the Six-Day War in 1967.
Police said the gunman fled in a car after opening fire and officers gave chase and after an exchange of fire killed him.
He was described as a 21-year-old resident of East Jerusalem who “carried out the attack at the scene alone”.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had held a security assessment and decided on “immediate actions” following Friday’s shooting.
Mr Netanyahu urged people not to take the law into their own hands and said Israel would act with “determination and composure”.