ZAKA statement from site of today’s terror attack in Jerusalem

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This morning (July 14), a terror shooting attack took place at the Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem. Two Israelis were shot and evacuated in very critical condition to hospital. The three terrorists escaped into the Temple Mount compound where, following a police chase and gun battle, they were killed.

After consulting with the ZAKA Rabbinical Council, two ZAKA volunteers went to the Temple Mount compound to evacuate the bodies of the terrorists, after immersing in the mikve (ritual bath) and removing their shoes, in keeping with the halacha. The other ZAKA volunteers waited outside the Temple Mount compound.

 

ZAKA volunteer Shimi Grossman: “This is a very difficult scene. I arrived at the scene on my ZAKA motorcycle.  Two of the wounded were in critical condition and, together with MDA teams, we began CPR. The wounded were evacuated to hospital and ZAKA volunteers remained to clear the scene. There is another incident scene within the Temple Mount compound, with the bodies of the three terrorists. A second team of ZAKA volunteers are working there.

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