Deadly Jerusalem synagogue attack horrifies Israel

Israeli emergency services carry the body of a Palestinian assailant who was shot dead while attacking a synagogue in the ultra-Orthodox Har Nof neighbourhood in Jerusalem, on November 18, 2014Two Palestinians armed with a gun and meat cleavers burst into a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday and killed four Israelis before being shot dead in the city’s bloodiest attack in years. Israel’s leading ultra-Orthodox website said they were all rabbis. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed a harsh response to the bloodshed, and pledged to demolish the homes of the perpetrators in line with a policy announced earlier this month. “We are at the height of an ongoing terror attack focused on Jerusalem,” he said, describing it as “a battle” over the fate of the Holy City.

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