Jerusalem Synagogue Reopens for Morning Prayers after Palestinian Attack
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2014 Nov 19
The Jerusalem synagogue that was attacked by a pair of Palestinian assailants reopened today (Nov. 19) for morning prayers. The Bnei Torah Kehilat Yaakov synagogue attack killed four civilians and one police officer, the city’s deadliest mass murder in six years.
The four civilians killed were all rabbis; BBC reports that the men were killed by two Palestinians who carried a gun and meat cleavers.
Worshippers attended the morning prayers as usual on Wednesday, though the Bnei Torah Kehilat had a security guard posted at the entrance.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised that the Palestinians will face a penalty for their actions.
Netanyahu said he has "ordered the destruction of the homes of the Palestinians who carried out [Tuesday's] massacre and to speed up the demolitions of those who carried out previous attacks."
Publication date: November 19, 2014