Israel, Jerusalem synagogue attack: 42 arrested

The parents of Khaire Alkam, the perpetrator of the attack that cost the lives of at least seven people, were also arrested

Salt a 42 the number of people arrested in connection with the attack in front of a synagogue on the outskirts of Jerusalem cost the lives of seven people. The Israeli army said it adding the Israeli authorities have increased the presence of security forces in the West Bank, sending an additional battalion. “Following an assessment by the Israel Defense Forces, it has been decided to reinforce the Judea and Samaria (West Bank) division with an additional battalion,” the Israeli military said. “The police have arrested 42 suspects for questioning, some of whom belong to the terrorist’s family”, but also residents of his neighborhood in East Jerusalem, reads a police note.

As reported this morning by the site of Ynet, 15 arrests took place in the house of Khaire Alkam, the perpetrator of the attack. The Israel Defense Forces also arrested the bomber’s parents.

Meanwhile, 16-year-old Palestinian Wadee’ Abu Rumouz died in hospital after he was wounded in the chest during clashes with the Israeli defense forces in the city of Silwan south of East Jerusalem. This was announced by the Wadi al-Hilweh Information Center. The Palestinian Prisoners Society reports that the boy was chained to his bed despite his serious injuries and his family were prevented from seeing him as he was under close surveillance in hospital.