(JNS.org) Residents of the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, the hometown of the perpetrators of Tuesday’s synagogue attack, celebrated the attack and expressed pride in the actions of their native sons.
The terrorists, cousins Rasan and Oudai Abu Jamal, were shot dead by security forces after their bloody assault that killed five Jewish worshippers and injured seven others. “We are proud of what they did,” said one family member of the terrorists. “They are heroic martyrs.”
The celebrations in Jabel Mukaber quickly turned into violent disturbances, with rioters throwing stones and other objects at police stationed in the area. In an incident near the Old City of Jerusalem’s New Gate, a Jewish cyclist was hit with sticks and thrown off his bike by two Arab attackers, Israel Hayom reported.