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Jerusalem: tight security after deadly synagogue attack

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By Euronews
Jerusalem: tight security after deadly synagogue attack

<p>Security was tight in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning, a day after four rabbis and a policeman were crudely killed in a deadly attack on a synagogue.</p> <p>It was carried out by two Palestinian cousins armed with a gun, knives and a meat cleaver. </p> <p>The militant Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the onslaught, calling it a “heroic operation.”</p> <p>Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas strongly condemned the attack.</p> <p>Less than 24 hours later, worshippers returned to the synagogue in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Har Nof in West Jerusalem.</p> <p>Unrest has grown since the 50-day Israeli war on Gaza during which more than 2,000 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces, including at least 500 children.</p> <p>The movement of dozens of Jewish settlers into a predominately Arab neighbourhood in East Jerusalem in recent weeks has increased tensions.</p> <p>A push by militant Jews to be allowed to pray at a site in Jerusalem’s Old City that is holy to both Jews and Muslims,in defiance of a decades-long ban agreed by Israel, has also fuelled anger.</p>