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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, says he’s been trying to see if any of the locals are prepared to condemn the cold-blood killing of Jews at prayer in a synagogue, without success.

Not everybody defends the action, he reports, but he’s found nobody who’ll 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, says he was surprised by the attack. But asked to condemn it, he chooses not to, and instead talks 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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