Pope condemns Jerusalem synagogue attack

By REUTERS
November 19, 2014 12:50

 
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ROME - Pope Francis has condemned an attack by two Palestinians who killed five Jews in a Jerusalem synagogue, and expressed concern about rising tension and violence in the city.

"I'm following with concern the alarming increase in tension in Jerusalem and other areas of the Holy Land, with unacceptable episodes of violence that do not spare even religious sites," the pope told worshippers in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday in his first public appearance since Tuesday's killings.

The attack with a meat cleaver and a gun follows weeks of unrest in Jerusalem in a dispute over Jerusalem's holiest site, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount.

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