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With second attack in Jerusalem, Israel's Netanyahu is under siege

Only 14 hours after the mass shooting in Jerusalem, which killed seven Israelis, another attack struck as Netanyahu's far-right government looks for a heavy response.
The family of Eli and Natali Mizrahi who died, react at the scene of a mass shooting which happened last night near a synagogue in the neighbourhood of Neve Yaakov on January 28, 2023 in Jerusalem, Israel. Eight people have been shot dead near a synagogue in North Jerusalem, with at least three others injured. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)

JERUSALEM — Two Israeli citizens – a father and a son – were shot and wounded Saturday morning at the Ir David east Jerusalem neighborhood. The assailant, reportedly a 13-years-old Palestinian, was shot and wounded by the son, a soldier who carried with him his weapon. The attack followed another attack Friday night, also in Jerusalem, where seven people were killed by a Palestinian assailant, and three others were injured.

Both attacks are apparently being considered retaliation for Wednesday's Israeli counter-terrorism raid on the West Bank town of Jenin, in which at least nine Palestinians including two civilians were killed, the Palestinian health ministry reported. Israel said those killed were affiliated with Islamic Jihad and Hamas in order to pre-empt attacks, including in Jerusalem. In the unending cycle of attacks and counterattacks, over 10 rockets were fired from Gaza on southern Israel just hours after the Jenin raid. Israel responded with aerial bombings on Gaza.

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