Hamas claims responsibility for Jerusalem shooting

Israel Materials 7 March 2008 19:11 (UTC +04:00)

(dpa) - Hamas announced over loudspeakers in Gaza mosques Friday that it was claiming responsibility for the shooting attack in Jerusalem, which killed eight students in a Jewish religious school.

The radical Islamic movement, however, as yet issued no written statement formally claiming credit for the shooting attack.

An Arab-Israeli group calling itself the Freedom People of the Galilee had earlier told Hezbollah's al-Manar television in Beirut that it was behind the attack.

The shooter's family erected a mourning tent in their East Jerusalem neighbourhood Friday, adorned with flags from both Hamas and Hezbollah.