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Gunman opens fire near Jerusalem synagogue day after deadly Israeli raid

At least seven people have been killed outside a synagogue in Jerusalem on Friday.
At least seven people have been killed outside a synagogue in Jerusalem on Friday. Copyright AFP
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A gunman opened fire outside an east Jerusalem synagogue Friday night, killing at least seven people and wounding four before police shot him, officials said.

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 A gunman opened fire outside an east Jerusalem synagogue Friday night, killing at least seven people and wounding four before police shot him, officials said. It was the deadliest attack on Israelis in years and raised the likelihood of further bloodshed.

The attack, which took place as worshippers were celebrating the Jewish Sabbath, came a day after an Israeli military raid killed nine people in the West Bank. 

The burst of violence, which also included a rocket barrage from Gaza and retaliatory Israeli airstrikes, has posed an early challenge for Israel’s new government, which is dominated by ultranationalists who have pushed for a hard line against Palestinians. 

It also cast a cloud over a visit by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to the region Sunday.

For more watch Euronews' report in the video above.

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