U.S. envoy to Israel prays at terrorized Jerusalem synagogue

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A week after the Palestinian terrorist attack at Kehilat Bnei Torah in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood, which killed four Jewish worshippers and a Druze policeman, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro attended prayer services at the synagogue on Tuesday.

Shapiro was accompanied by Eli Beer, the founder of Israel's United Hatzalah volunteer emergency medical services organization, and several first-aid volunteers who were among the first responders to arrive at the scene of the attack.

"I saw a great need to come here on the last day of the shiva [the week-long mourning period] for those who were murdered. I wanted to be here today with the worshippers and with the members of United Hatzalah, who acted with immense dedication to save lives," Shapiro said.

On Tuesday evening, the synagogue hosted a large rally to mark the end of the shiva period.

Posted on November 26, 2014 .