Jerusalem on maximum police alert: a 13-year-old boy protagonist of another shooting and 42 are already detained after the deadly attack on a synagogue

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Israeli authorities declared a state of high alert on Saturday after the attack that left seven dead in Jerusalem, police said, who killed the attacker and arrested more than 40 people for this crime, amid a escalation of violence in the area. In the midst of all this, there was another shooting attack today that left two people injured and was carried out by a 13-year-old Palestinian boy, according to the Israeli police.

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“The police commissioner, Chief Superintendent Yaakov Shabtai, has ordered the alert to be raised to the highest level. Since this morning, officers have been working 12-hour shifts,” the police said in a statement, asking the population to “report any suspect person or object”.

“As part of the investigation into the shooting, during the night (Friday) and morning (Saturday), the Jerusalem District Police arrested 42 suspects, some of them belonging to the family, relatives and relatives of the terrorists,” the same source added.

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Most were arrested at night after Israeli forces patrolled the home of the assailant, a resident of occupied East Jerusalem, to “thoroughly examine the connection between each of the arrested suspects and the terrorist who carried out the attack, as well as the extent of the attack”. their knowledge and/or participation,” the police explained.

On Friday night, the gunman opened fire near a synagogue located in Neve Ya’akov, a Jewish settler settlement in occupied East Jerusalem, killing seven people and injuring three others, some seriously.

New peak of violence in the area

It is the deadliest attack since 2011, when an armed group entered Israel from Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, killing eight Israelis.

The prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his national security minister, the extremist and anti-Arab settler Itamar Ben Gvir, went to the scene but did not make any statements to the press.

Nearby, several Jews watched the first investigations take place while a group of Palestinians celebrated.

Although the identity of the attacker has not yet been officially revealed, the official press identifies him as a 21-year-old Palestinian with no history of terrorist offences.

The attacker approached the synagogue, opened fire and attempted to escape. After a chase and shootout, the uniformed men shot him and seized his weapon.

Arriving at the scene of the crime, paramedics from the Israeli emergency service Magen David Adom declared the deaths of five people. Five other injured people were taken to hospital, but two died while receiving medical treatment, including a 70-year-old woman.

“A 15-year-old boy was lying at the entrance to the road, shot in the upper body. We provided medical treatment and transported him to hospital with his mother. He was immediately taken to an operating theatre,” paramedic Lior said. Shasha.

The teenager is hospitalized in serious condition and there are two other people in fair condition.

Another shooting leaves two wounded

A gun attack leaves two injured in the City of David settlement in occupied East Jerusalem, according to initial reports from Emergency Services Magen David Adom (MDA) on the second such attack in the city in less than 24 hours.

“The suspect in the shooting has been neutralized,” police said in a statement confirming this new attack, near the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan, described as “terrorist” as it refers to any aggression committed by Palestinians in Israel.

Last night, a Palestinian killed seven Israelis as they left Shabbat prayers at a synagogue in the settler settlement of Neve Yaakov, also in occupied East Jerusalem. A large police device has been deployed at the scene and an investigation is already underway, police added.

“We quickly arrived at the scene and saw two gunshot victims. A 47-year-old man and a 23-year-old man. They were fully conscious and had gunshot wounds to their upper bodies. ‘urgency in the intensive care units. and we took them to Shaare Tzedek hospital, the youngest is in serious condition and the other is in moderate to severe condition,” said one of the MDA paramedics.

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Source: Clarin

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