A funeral was held for a husband and wife who were killed in a synagogue attack in Jerusalem, Saturday, January 28, 2023.
Eli, 48, and Natali Mizrahi, 45, were among seven Israelis killed by a Palestinian gunman in a synagogue on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Friday (January 27) in an attack that heightened fears of a spiral in bloodshed, a day after the deadliest Israeli raid in the West Bank in years.
Police said the gunman arrived at around 8:15 p.m. and opened fire, hitting a number of people before he was killed by police. TV footage showed several victims lying in the road outside the synagogue being tended to by emergency workers.
Friday's attack outside a synagogue was the deadliest in the Jerusalem area since 2008. The gunman, Khaire Alkam, was a 21-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem. Among the dead was a 14-year-old boy, police said.
No group has claimed responsibility for the shooting and Alkam's father told Reuters his son had no links to militants. He struck in an area that Israel annexed to Jerusalem after capturing it in the 1967 Middle East war in a move not recognized internationally.
Friday's shooting, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, was condemned by the White House and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who urged "utmost restraint." It came days before a planned visit by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Israel and the West Bank.
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