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Synagogue attack in Jerusalem

Synagogue attack in Jerusalem

Four people have been killed and at least 8 wounded when two men attacked worshipers with knives and axes in a synagogue in North Jerusalem. The attackers were reportedly Palestinian men from east Jerusalem.

Benjamin Netanyahu stated that Israel is going to ‘respond harshly’ to this latest terror attack.

RT reports: Israeli police say both attackers were shot dead on the spot by officers. Spokeswoman Luba Samri described the incident as a “terrorist attack,” according to AP.

Israel’s Public Security Minister, Yitzhak Aharonovitch, has said that gun controls for self-defense will be eased in wake of the attack.

“In the coming hours, I will ease controls on carrying weapons,” he said in comments broadcast on public radio.

He added that the new rules will apply to anyone who owns a gun license, such as private security guards and off duty army officers.