Jerusalem Mourns, Gaza Celebrates
Just a few hours ago, two gunmen opened fire at a Jerusalem yeshiva library:
At least seven students were killed and nine others were wounded Thursday evening when terrorists infiltrated the Mercaz Harav yeshiva in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood in Jerusalem, police said.
Three of the injured were listed as being in serious condition and taken to Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Karem, while the other six were lightly hurt and taken to Sha’arei Tzedek Medical Center. MDA declared the incident a “multiple casualty event.”
At least one terrorist infiltrated the yeshiva, possibly armed with an explosive belt, and began firing in every direction.
In Gaza, Hamas welcomed the terrorist attack. “We bless the [Jerusalem] operation. It will not be the last,” Hamas said in a statement.
In Gaza City, residents went out into the streets and fired rifles in celebration in the air after hearing news of the attack on the yeshiva.
It is notable that Al Jazeera and Commentary report: “Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, condemned the attack in Jerusalem.”
One source claims this to be a yeshiva that encourages illegal West Bank Settlements, citing this as a reason for its being targeted by Palestinian militants.
May their memory be a blessing.
Best wishes for a full recovery to all of those injured.