7 Dead in Jerusalem Synagogue Attack: Palestinian Gunman’s “Murderous Rampage”

At least seven people were killed in a shooting attack near a Jerusalem synagogue on Monday morning in what Israeli police are calling a terrorist attack.

The attack began at approximately 7:00 a.m. local time when a Palestinian gunman opened fire on a group of people near the synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood. Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots and seeing several people on the ground.

The gunman, who was later identified as a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem, was shot and killed by police at the scene.

At a press briefing on Monday, the United States Department of State condemned the attack, calling it “an act of terror” and expressing solidarity with the victims and their families.

The Times of Israel reported that the gunman was carrying an assault rifle and a knife and had been heard shouting “Allahu Akbar” during the attack.

NBC News reported that seven people were killed in the attack, including two Americans, three Israelis, and two dual citizens of Israel and the United States.

The attack has sparked outrage in the international community, with many calling for an end to violence and a renewed effort to promote peace in the region.