Police surround the synagogue during the attack (Photo: Reuters)
Security forces inside the synagogue (Photo: Reuters)
The aftermath of the attack.
The wounded are evacuated (Photo: Kobi Nachshoni)
A bystander weeps at the scene of the attack. (Photo: Gil Yohanan)
While al-Ramouni's family claimed foul play, autopsy results confirmed police's suspicion of suicide on Monday afternoon.
Hamas said the attack was also a response to "the ongoing Israeli crimes at al-Aqsa (mosque). The Hamas organization calls for the continuation of acts of revenge."
Security forces at the site of the attack (Photo: Reuters)
The site of the attack is secured (Photo: Shlomi Cohen)
Jerusalem residents have already been fearful of what appeared to be lone wolf attacks using cars or knives against pedestrians. But Tuesday's early morning attack on a synagogue harkens back to the gruesome attacks during the intifada of the last decade.
The scene of the attack (Photo: Gil Yohanan)
Tensions appeared to have been somewhat defused last week following a meeting in Amman by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Jordan's King Abdullah II. The meeting was an attempt to restore calm after months of violent confrontations surrounding the Temple Mount, holy to both Jews and Muslims.
Israel and the Palestinians said then they would take steps to reduce tensions that might lead to an escalation. Netanyahu said last week that Israel had no intention of changing the status quo on the Temple Mount, where a Muslim trust enforces the ban on Jewish prayer at the site.
Outside the scene of the attack on Tuesday morning