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The Israeli foreign minister accuses the Palestinian authorities of encouraging terrorism


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Moscow, January 29 – Israel’s foreign minister, Eli Cohen, has expressed outrage over footage of Palestinians celebrating the death of seven Israelis in a terrorist attack on a synagogue in East Jerusalem, and said that Palestinian authorities are “encouraging terrorism”.
The Israeli foreign minister added that after the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Holocaust, these scenes were “evidence that anti-Semitism is alive and well”. He noted that the international community must respond and condemn “such manifestations of racism.”

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Earlier, the Jerusalem Post reported that two people were wounded Saturday in shootings in the City of David, the oldest inhabited district of Jerusalem. Israeli police described Saturday’s shooting in Jerusalem as a “suspected terrorist attack”.
On Friday evening, the Israeli police reported a terrorist attack on a synagogue in East Jerusalem. The Israeli police said that the shooting in the Neve Yaakov area resulted in the death of seven people and the wounding of three others.
And Israeli media reported that the perpetrator drove a car to a synagogue in the north of the Neve Yaakov settlement in East Jerusalem and opened fire. The attack came a day after an intense raid by the Israeli army on the city of Jenin on the eastern bank of the Jordan River, during which 10 Palestinians were killed. Hamas described the attack in Jerusalem as a “reaction” to the Israeli raid in Jenin.

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