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Praying for their safety: a 15-year-old boy in serious condition and two moderately injured in the attack in Jerusalem Israel today


Heavy grief following the horrific massacre in the Neve Ya'akov neighborhood in Jerusalem • In addition to the seven killed in the deadly attack, three were seriously and moderately injured • The young man is hospitalized in Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus, accompanied by his mother and family members

At least seven were murdered in the deadly attack tonight (Friday) in the Neve Ya'akov neighborhood in Jerusalem, some of them praying in the "Atarat Avraham" synagogue.

The names of the victims of the massacre, five men and two women, have not yet been released.

In addition to them, three wounded are hospitalized in serious and moderate condition at the Hadassah hospitals in Mount Scopus and Shaare Zedek in the capital.

Among the injured in the attack is a 15-year-old boy in serious condition, and a 24-year-old young man and a 60-year-old woman in moderate condition. 

"The sight was shocking."

The scene of the attack in the Neve Ya'akov neighborhood in Jerusalem, photo: Olivier Fitosi/Flash90

"This is a very serious attack," said MDA paramedic Fadi Dekidek, who arrived first at the scene of the incident. "We saw a woman and four men lying on the road.

They suffered from gunshot wounds and had no signs of life and we had to pronounce them dead on the spot." Senior medic Shmuel Alfasi added: "We arrived at the scene very quickly and the sight was shocking.

We saw casualties lying on the road and immobile."

"At the beginning of the street, a 15-year-old boy was lying unconscious with gunshot wounds to his upper body," said Lior Shasha about the young man injured in the attack.

"We put him in an intensive care unit and evacuated him to Hadassah with his mother accompanying him, where he was immediately transferred to the operating room."

MDA medics Eli Gartner and Kobe Weizman added: "When we arrived at the scene, we saw people in the distance signaling for us to come.

We got off the ambulance and started running towards it.

The sight was very difficult, we continued and saw a woman fully conscious with bleeding wounds from gunshots in the hand and leg.

We put her in the ambulance and evacuated her to Shaare Zedek Hospital, her condition is defined as moderate and stable."

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Source: israelhayom

All news articles on 2023-01-28

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