Four killed in Jerusalem attack

  • Four people have been killed after two men armed with knifes and axes attacked a synagogue in Jerusalem. 
  • Attackers are said to have been Palestinian; both were shot dead by Israeli police.
  • Statement from Palestinian President Abbas' office: 'The presidency condemns the attack on Jewish worshippers in one of their places of prayer in West Jerusalem and condemns the killing of civilians no matter who is doing it'. 
  • Israeli PM Netanyahu said Israel would respond with a 'heavy hand'; adding 'this is the direct result of the incitement being led by Hamas and Abu Mazen'. 

Netanyahu statement on Facebook