‘The Nation Grieves With The Families Of Those Murdered’

Mourners attend the funeral of Israeli couple Eli Mizrahi and his wife, Natalie, victims of a shooting attack Friday in east Jerusalem, at the cemetery in Beit Shemesh, Israel, early Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023. On Friday a Palestinian gunman opened fire outside an east Jerusalem synagogue, killing the couple and another five people, including a 70-year-old woman, and wounding three others before he was shot and killed by police, officials say. It was the deadliest attack on Israelis since 2008 and raised the likelihood of more bloodshed. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

JERUSALEM (JNS) – Israeli President Isaac Herzog extended condolences on Saturday night to the families of the victims of two terrorist attacks in Jerusalem in the previous 24 hours.

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“My heart breaks at news of the horrific terror attacks over Shabbat in Jerusalem. We have lost seven innocent civilians in a murderous terror attack, who had only just welcomed Shabbat into their homes and communities. May their memories be a blessing,” said Herzog in a statement.

“This morning in synagogue, as the cantor recited the El Malei Rachamim prayer for the souls of the victims of the attack, there was not a single dry eye among the worshippers, including me. We were all moved together. These awful terror attacks remind us again of a simple and painful truth: Whatever disagreements we may have between us, against our enemies, who want to harm us and rise up to kill us, we must maintain our unity,” added the Israeli president.

Seven people were killed and several others wounded in a terrorist shooting attack on Friday night at a synagogue in Jerusalem’s Neve Ya’akov neighborhood.

Israeli security forces have since arrested dozens of suspects in connection with the attack. Many of the more than 40 people detained are relatives or acquaintances of the terrorist, 21-year-old Alqam Khayri, from the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of a-Tur, who was shot and killed by police during the attack.

On Saturday morning, another Palestinian terrorist shot an Israeli father and son near the entrance to the City of David National Park adjacent to Jerusalem’s Old City.

Israelis light candles in memory of seven Israelis killed by a Palestinian gunman Friday at the site of the shooting attack in east Jerusalem, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023. On Friday the gunman opened fire outside a synagogue, killing seven people, including a 70-year-old woman, and wounding three others before he was shot and killed by police, officials say. It was the deadliest attack on Israelis since 2008 and raised the likelihood of more bloodshed. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

The Magen David Adom emergency medical service said the victims were treated at the scene for gunshot wounds to the upper body and then taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in serious but stable condition. The father’s condition subsequently improved to moderate.

Police said the attacker, a 13-year-old from the nearby Silwan/Shiloach neighborhood, was shot and neutralized by armed civilians. He was arrested and taken to Hadassah Medical Center on Mount Scopus for treatment.

The Kan public broadcaster identified the terrorist as Muhammad Aliyat.

“My support and trust are with the security forces, who are working night and day against terrorism. I call on everyone to remain alert and act responsibly in these times. I send my wishes for the speedy recovery of the wounded and grieve with the families of those murdered,” said Herzog.

Israel Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai on Saturday ordered the alert level in the capital raised to the highest level.

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi similarly ordered reinforcements deployed in Judea and Samaria in preparation for a possible escalation in Palestinian violence.

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1 year ago

In the 1980s, an Orthodox Rabbi from Brooklyn repeatedly gave the Jewish People a warning about Arabs and Muslims who live in Israel: “THEY MUST GO”.

This means that Jews who live in Israel will NEVER be safe from terrorist attacks, until Israel’s entire population of Arabs and Muslims is permanently expelled.

No matter how many security measures Israel makes, those security measures will NEVER be enough to guarantee safety from terrorist attacks, until 100% of Arabs and Muslims who live in Israel are permanently expelled.

Every time Jews were killed by Arab or Muslim terrorists, that Rabbi from Brooklyn would say: “I’M TIRED OF KADDISH!” “I’M TIRED OF KADDISH!” When will *** WE *** get tired of saying Kaddish for Jews who get murdered by Arab and Muslim terrorists?

May G*D forgive me for saying this, but most of us don’t really care how many Jews get murdered by Arab or Muslim terrorists, except when it happens to someone close to us.

We *** SAY *** that we care, but if we truly cared, then we would expel the Arabs and Muslims who commit these terrorist murders –– or at the very least, stop buying from stores they own.

Jews have been murdered by Arab and Muslim terrorists so many times, that we accept this as a normal part of life. In other words: Jews repeatedly getting murdered by Arab and Muslim terrorists has been completely normalized, and both Jews and Gentiles accept this as a NORMAL part of the world. The only thing about this situation that is not accepted as normal, is when someone dares to suggest that the those who want to kill Jews and destroy Israel should be expelled from Israel.

1 year ago

Time to stop playing the lefts game of sting your hands and hoping it will go away. The only thing they know is fear itself. Start with heavily armed civilians and ho into their areas and let them know we are tired of the barbaric. And anti semantic attacks. And we can get you too

1 year ago

Why is jenin still standing. I would’ve carpet bombed it you see putin is doing what he wants so should the atheists zionists