Jerusalem 'terror attacks': Netanyahu vows to 'respond with a heavy hand'


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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to "respond with a heavy hand" after at least four people were killed and eight injured in what Israeli police described as a "terrorist" attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem.

Mr Netanyahu condemned violence as a "cruel murder of Jews who came to pray and were killed by despicable murderers”.

President Abbas denounced the bloodshed in a statement, saying: "The presidency condemns the attack on Jewish worshippers in their place of prayer and condemns the killing of civilians no matter who is doing it."