Terrorists shot and wounded six Israelis near the “tunnel road” checkpoint between Gush Etzion and Jerusalem on Thursday morning.
The assailant killed three and injured 10, according to the ministry, but was unable to enter the synagogue, where Lag B’Omer celebrations were reportedly underway.
This attack comes off the heels of a round of Israeli launched airstrikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight on Friday.
A 19-year old man perpetrated the second synagogue shooting in six months.
Israel’s Magen David Aadom and United Hatzalah continuously support and teach Jewish communities worldwide in order to prepare for and treat such tragic incidents.
“People all over the world must stand together against religiously motivated terrorism.” — Rabbi Tuly Weisz
The local ABC affiliate Local 10 News has already reported that one of the Jewish students at the school, Jaime Guttenberg passed away.
As the story unfolds, the biggest question remains unanswered: is the ISIS claim that the killer was a “soldier of the caliphate” true or just a bluff?
The suspect, a lone male, is reported to have been killed.
A man opened fire with a rifle on the GOP Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virgina at around 7:30 on Wednesday morning, injuring Congressman Steve Scalise in the hip, and shooting four others.