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7 dead in illegal Israeli settlement in Jerusalem, officials say

Israeli police described the event which took place in the illegal Neve Ya'akov settlement as a 'terror attack'

January 27, 2023 at 8:28 pm

Seven people were killed and ten were injured in a shooting attack on the outskirts of occupied East Jerusalem on Friday.

Israel’s ambulance service, however, put the death toll at five, and said another five people were wounded and transported to hospitals, including a 70-year-old woman, Reuters reports.

Israeli police described the event as a “terror attack” and said it took place in the illegal Neve Ya’akov settlement in Jerusalem.

The incident comes a day after the deadliest raid in the West Bank in years when nine Palestinians were killed in occupied Jenin.

In Gaza, Hamas spokesperson, Hazem Qassem, told Reuters: “This operation is a response to the crime conducted by the Occupation in Jenin and a natural response to the Occupation’s criminal actions”, though he stopped short of claiming the attack.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad also praised but did not claim the attack.

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