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In killers’ home village, no condemnation

Channel 2’s Ohad Chemo, visiting East Jerusalem’s Jabel Mukaber, from where Tuesday’s terrorists hail, said he’d been trying to see if any of the locals were prepared to condemn the cold-blood killing of Jews at prayer in a synagogue, without success.

Not everybody defended the action, he reported Tuesday evening, but he found nobody who’d speak to the camera and condemn it.

The two terrorists from Jabel Mukaber who carried out the attack on a Har Nof synagogue, November 18, 2014 (screen capture: Channel 2)
The two terrorists from Jabel Mukaber who carried out the attack on a Har Nof synagogue, November 18, 2014 (screen capture: Channel 2)

A relative of the killers, Ghassan and Uday Abu Jamal, said he was surprised by the attack. But asked to condemn it, he chose not to, and instead talked about Sunday’s death of a Palestinian bus driver — found hanged in a bus in what an Israeli autopsy determined was a suicide, but the family and Palestinian media have blamed on Jewish extremists.

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