Police chief: Lone wolves apparently carried out deadly attack at Jerusalem synagogue

National Police Commissioner says investigation ongoing of apparent grassroots attack in capital; police calling up reserve forces.

November 18, 2014 10:51
Terror attack scene in Jerusalem

Terror attack scene in Jerusalem . (photo credit: REUTERS)


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National Police Commissioner Yochanan Danino said Tuesday's terror attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem appeared to be a grassroots, independent attack carried out by lone wolves, though he added that the investigation is not yet complete.

The attack left four dead and eight others wounded at the 'Kehilat Yaakov' synagogue in the capital's Har Nof neighborhood. Security forces shot and killed two suspected assailants in front of the synagogue.

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“It is very difficult to know ahead of time about every incident like this, therefore it is our job to do whatever we can as security forces in order to bring back the security.”

He added that all civilians must be aware and on alert, adding that police “have no magic solution for incidents like these.”

“Our goal is to show how we create deterrence, like by demolishing houses. Our goal is beyond deterrence, its to show how we return the security and this is what will be seen in the coming days.

He added that increased police patrols have already played a role in providing better security, and that police are calling up reserve forces as well.

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