Eight Confirmed Dead in Jerusalem Terror Attack

(last update 8:10 am Friday, IST) Eight people were confirmed dead in a terror attack at Merkaz Harav Yeshiva, near the entrance to Jerusalem last night. According to Channel 2, the “Galilee Freedom Brigades”, which claimed responsibility for the attack, is a Hizbullah-affiliated organization.

Three of the wounded in the attack at the Mercaz Harav yeshiva in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood were in serious condition, and taken to Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Karem. The other six were lightly hurt and taken to Sha’arei Tzedek Medical Center.

Jerusalem District police chief Aharon Franco said the terrorist entered the building, pulled out an automatic weapon and began firing in every direction. Witnesses said he managed to fire 500-600 bullets over the course of 4-10 minutes before he was killed.

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