Gunman Kills At Least 7 Near Jerusalem Synagogue

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The Facts

  • Israel's foreign ministry announced Friday that a Palestinian gunman opened fire outside an east Jerusalem synagogue, killing at least seven people and injuring 10 before being shot and killed by police.

  • The attack came amid a burst of violence, which included a rocket barrage from Gaza and retaliatory Israeli airstrikes following an Israeli military raid on Thursday that killed nine people in the West Bank city of Jenin.

The Spin

Pro-Israel narrative

This heinous attack on Israeli civilians is an unacceptable act of terrorism and one of the deadliest in years. While no group has yet claimed responsibility, it's a clear retaliation to Thursday's operation, which killed mostly gunmen and members of the cell and was needed to foil planned terror attacks against Israeli civilians.

Pro-Palestine narrative

Israeli occupation forces carried out a planned massacre against the Palestinian people this Thursday, cutting off electricity and barring medical workers from evacuating the wounded from the refugee camp, and now have attacked Gaza. Emboldened by international silence after killing more Palestinians last year than in any other calendar year since the Second Intifada, it is Israel that's becoming even more violent.

Establishment split



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