Israelis Return to Jerusalem Synagogue One Day After Deadly Attack

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JERUSALEM — Jewish worshippers returned to a Jerusalem synagogue Wednesday that was the site of a deadly attack the previous day amid soaring Israeli-Palestinian tensions. At the synagogue in the west Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof — attacked on Tuesday by two Palestinian cousins wielding meat cleavers, knives and a handgun — people sought comfort in prayer. Worshipper Gavriel Cohen said the attack showed "that our future in this world is dependent on God."

Meanwhile, Israeli security forces early on Wednesday demolished the home of the Palestinian who killed two people in October in an attack on commuters at a crowded light rail platform in Jerusalem. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had said Israel would take strict measures to deal with a rising wave of Palestinian attacks.


- The Associated Press