Hamas claim responsibility for Jerusalem seminary attack

March 7th, 2008 - 11:12 pm ICT by admin  

(Third Lead)
Gaza, March 7 (Xinhua) The Palestinian Islamic Hamas movement claimed responsibility for the shooting attack in a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem that killed eight students and injured many, a senior Hamas official said Friday. “The Hamas movement announces its full responsibility for the Jerusalem operation,” the official was quoted by western media as saying.

Gunmen infiltrated into the religious school Mercaz Harav Yeshiva and opened fire indiscriminately at nightfall Thursday.

An organisation called Galilee Freedom Battalions (Martyrs of Imad Mughniyeh) claimed responsibility for the attack, according to Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television.

Israeli security forces across Israel were on high alert Friday, setting up roadblocks and maintaining a strict vigil on the West Bank.

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