The first thing Team Obama will do is warn the Israelis not to overreact to this latest act of terror.
Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, attacking worshippers with meat cleavers and a gun during morning prayers and killing four people before they were killed in a shootout with police, officials said.
The attack, the deadliest in Jerusalem in years, is bound to ratchet up fears of sustained violence in the city, already on edge amid soaring tensions over a contested holy site.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that Israel will “respond harshly,” describing the attack as a “cruel murder of Jews who came to pray and were killed by despicable murderers.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he spoke to Netanyahu after the assault and denounced it as an “act of pure terror and senseless brutality and violence.”
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the attack, the first time he has done so since a recent spike in deadly violence against Israelis. He also called for an end to Israeli “provocations” surrounding the sacred site.
Yup, they “provoked” this or something. Here are the two-legged animals responsible:
— Sheera Frenkel (@sheeraf) November 18, 2014
Their felow “peaceful” Palestinians celebrated.
Palestinians in Gaza celebrate terror attack at Jerusalem synagogue http://t.co/6Wn3mFDNel
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) November 18, 2014
Hey, let’s give these terrorists more U.S. tax money.