There was fears in the city over the attack. . The attack caused heavy tension in the holy city. The Police has confirmed the dead worshippers as three Americans and a Briton. Police said that all held dual Israeli citizenship. The venue of the attack was in Har Nof, an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood with a large population of English-speaking immigrants.
The Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the attack as "cruel murder of Jews who came to pray and were killed by despicable murderers." He vowed to "respond harshly". In his own word, the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry narrated how he told Netanyahu after the un expected assault saying that he condemned the act and described it as an "act of pure terror and senseless brutality and violence."
Mahmoud Abbas the Palestinian President condemned the attack in totality. This remorse was seen by situation experts as the first time he has done so since a recent spike in deadly violence against Israelis. He then called for an end to Israeli "provocations" surrounding a sacred shrine holy to both Jews and Muslims.