Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Har Nof massacre: 4 killed in shul during prayers 1 policeman killed during rescue & 8 wounded

update CNN Hours after the attack, a policeman shot during the rampage while pulling a woman to safety died from his wounds,  The latest victim has been identified as Zidan Seyf, 27, a police officer from the Arab [Druse] village town of Yanuh-Jat, located in northern Israel, northeast of the city of Akko.

YNet   has descriptions of the 4 rabbis
ynet         see also   NY Times
Four people were killed Tuesday morning in a terror attack on a synagogue and yeshiva in the Har Nof neighborhood in Jerusalem. Eight others were wounded; four are in moderate to serious condition. Two police officers were among the wounded.

Two terrorists wielding axes, knives and guns arrived at around 7:30 am at the site on Harav Shimon Agassi Street, which includes a synagogue and yeshiva (rabbinical seminary), and carried out attacks in more than one location.

The terrorists were killed, following a gunfight with security forces who arrived at the scene. According to an initial investigation the terrorists came from East Jerusalem. The wounded were taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Hadassah Ein Kerem. [...]

"This is an area with a number of rooms," said Megen David Adom spokesman Zaki Heller. 

"The Wounded were scattered throughout different rooms and the paramedics who arrived at the scene dispersed to deliver first aid. The wounded were quickly evacuated by ambulance to hospital."

He said,"It is definitely true to say that the image there - of casualties wearing prayer shawls - are very difficult." 

Akiva, a Magen David Adom paramedic, said that when he arrived he saw a worshiper with stab wounds. "Inside there was someone singing. I ran into the synagogue, there was a gunshot victim lying on the floor. I tried to treat him, but the gunfire started in my direction and we fled. I pulled the wounded man along. The police arrived and surrounded the entrance and then the terrorist ran out and they shot him. there was wild gunfire. People ran out of the synagogue. It was hell." [...]

An official Hamas statement said that the attack was a response to the death of bus driver Yusuf Hassan al-Ramouni, who was found hanged at a Jerusalem bus terminal Sunday night.

While al-Ramouni's family claimed foul play, autopsy results confirmed police's suspicion of suicide on Monday afternoon.


  1. Not at all assining anything like blame, but too many recent incI'dents involving various dusim (of all types), who are particular about interactions wwith arabs.

    Ccalls for a statistical study.

  2. fedupwithcorruptrabbisNovember 18, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    the time has come again for Israel to issue weapons permits to civilians for better protection. Of course the "left" will be shouting unjustified killings etc...

  3. I wrote that comment very. Quickly. While the statistics are relevant, publicizing it would be dangerous.

    Dusim are observant Jews, ashkenzazim. Think of it as yiddish for datiim.

  4. Civilians can't buy guns in Israel?


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