Israel to raze homes of synagogue attack culprits
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has issued demolition orders for the homes of the Palestinians who carried out Tuesday's attack on a West Jerusalem synagogue, while also instructing police to step up security in the flashpoint city and in the occupied West Bank Anadolu Agency reported
"The prime minister ordered the demolition of the homes of the Palestinian terrorists who carried out today's terrorist attack," Israeli government spokesperson for Arab media Ofir Gendelman said in a statement.
Netanyahu also instructed police to prosecute the perpetrators to the full extent of the law, in addition to a series of other security measures across the country, according to the statement.
On Tuesday morning, four Israelis were killed and seven others injured in an attack by two Palestinians on a Jewish synagogue in West Jerusalem.
The two attackers were shot dead by Israeli police in the immediate wake of the attack.
According to Israeli police spokesmen Micky Rosenfeld, the two attackers had entered a synagogue in West Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood with knives and axes.
"Police confirm four Israelis killed in synagogue attack in Jerusalem. Both terrorists shot and killed by police," he reported on Twitter.
Seven other Israelis had been injured in the attack, he added.
Tuesday's attack follows months of tension in Jerusalem and the West Bank, which mounted further late last month after Israeli authorities briefly closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex.
In recent weeks, Jerusalem has seen a spate of deadly attacks on Israelis, as well as violent clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian protesters.