[Israel News] - At least 8 people were killed in addition to two terrorists, and about 40 were wounded in West Jerusalem this evening. Palestinian gunmen apparently entered the Merkaz Harav Yeshiva without hindrance and perpetrated a massacre. The Yeshiva is the central educational establishment of the National Religious Party (Mafdal) and many of its former students serve in key positions in the IDF.
A third terrorist may have been taken out of the building alive by police. No organization has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The scene of the attack is bloody and police are having difficulty keeping crowds of the curious away. It is likely that the number of reported casualties will rise.
Source: Agencies, Haaretz, Jerusalem Post, Israel TV Channel 1 and Channel 2