7 Killed in Devastating Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

At least seven people have been killed and several others injured in a shooting at a synagogue in Jerusalem on Tuesday morning.

Israeli police said a Palestinian gunman opened fire at the synagogue, located in the Har Nof neighborhood of the city, at around 7 a.m. local time. The suspect was shot and killed by police officers at the scene.

The BBC reports that the attack is the deadliest in Jerusalem since 2008.

PBS NewsHour reports that the attack occurred during morning prayers and that the gunman was armed with a gun and a meat cleaver.

CNN reports that the attack was carried out by two people, both of whom were shot dead by police.

The Times of Israel reports that the attack was a “murderous rampage” and that the gunman shouted “God is great” in Arabic during the attack.

NBC News reports that the attack has been condemned by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has called it a “heinous murder.”

The attack has sparked outrage in the city and around the world, with many calling for an end to violence and a resumption of peace talks between Israel and Palestine.