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Israelis return to attacked Jerusalem synagogue

4 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, November 19 2014 Nov 19, 2014 November 19, 2014 1:00 AM November 19, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

JERUSALEM, Israel - Jewish worshippers are returning to a Jerusalem synagogue that was the site of a deadly attack the previous day as Palestinians brace for more punitive demolitions amid soaring Israeli-Palestinian tensions.

Meanwhile, Israeli security forces early on Wednesday demolished the home of the Palestinian who killed two people in October in an attack on commuters at a crowded light rail platform in Jerusalem.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had said Israel would take strict measures to deal with a rising wave of Palestinian attacks.

At the synagogue in the west Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof - attacked on Tuesday by two Palestinian cousins wielding meat cleavers, knives and a handgun - people sought comfort in prayer.

Gavriel Cohen says the attack showed "that our future in this world is dependent on God."

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