On Friday, January 27, at least seven people were killed and another 10 were injured in a terrorist attack near a synagogue in the Neve Yaakov district of Jerusalem.

The police eliminated the shooter, who turned out to be a local resident. 

As the Jerusalem Post reports, the terrorist opened fire on people who were leaving the Ateret Avraham synagogue after the Friday evening prayer.

The shooter was identified as Fadi Ayesh, a well-known member of Hamas, who lived in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.

He tried to flee the scene in a car and shot at Israeli police officers.

The officers opened fire and killed him.

The police spokesman said that the terrorist was eliminated within five minutes after receiving the first call about the shooting.

Jerusalem District Police Chief Doron Turgeman called this terrorist attack the bloodiest in recent years.

According to him, the terrorist acted alone, but law enforcement officers are combing the area, looking for accomplices. 

A representative of Hamas, Hazem Qasem, said that "this operation is a response to the crime committed by the occupiers in Jenin, and a natural response to the criminal actions of the occupiers."

Among the dead is a 40-year-old woman who died in hospital shortly after arriving in critical condition.

Two more wounded, aged 20 and 30, are in critical and serious condition.

A 14-year-old teenager is also among the victims. 

In Jenin and other Arab cities across Israel, celebrations including fireworks and shooting in the air were observed in response to the incident. 

We will remind, earlier in Jerusalem, near the Western Wall, a terrorist fired at a bus.

As a result, seven people were injured, two of them were seriously injured.

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