PM to Convene Security Cabinet After Attack

Har Nof massacre 'direct result of incitement, which the international community is irresponsibly ignoring,' Netanyahu says.

Tova Dvorin ,

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) announced that he would be holding an urgent Security Cabinet meeting Tuesday, following the brutal massacre of Jews as they prayed at a Har Nof, Jerusalem synagogue for the morning service. 

"This is the direct result of the incitement being led by Hamas and Abu Mazen [Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas - ed.], incitement which the international community is irresponsibly ignoring," Netanyahu stated in the announcement.

"We will respond with a heavy hand to the brutal murder of Jews who came to pray and were met by reprehensible murderers." 

Tuesday morning's massacre saw two Arab terrorists enter the Agassi St. synagogue with knives, guns, and axes before opening fire on worshippers. Four were killed and thirteen were injured. 

Netanyahu's announcement follows the urgings of several outraged MKs to immediately convene a meeting on the issue; several proclaimed that the attack constitutes a "declaration of war."