Police arrest family members of Palestinian suspects in synagogue attack, clashes erupt

By REUTERS
November 18, 2014 14:21

 
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Clashes broke out in the Jabal Mukaber neighborhood of East Jerusalem on Tuesday as Israeli security forces moved into the area to make arrests.

Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four people in a Jerusalem synagogue before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city amid a surge in religious conflict.

Palestinian media named the attackers as Ghassan and Udai Abu Jamal, cousins from Jabal Mukaber, and said they were members of a small militant group.

Israeli police spokeswoman confirmed the arrest of nine Palestinians from Jabal Mukaber, some of whom are related to the attackers.

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