Biden calls Netanyahu over 'horrific' east Jerusalem attack: W.House

Israeli emergency personnel rush to the site of a reported attack in a settler neighborhood in Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem on January 27, 2023. At least seven people were killed in a shooting outside a synagogue in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem on Friday January 27, 2023, with the gunman killed at the scene, police and medics said. (Photo: AFP)

US President Joe Biden spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Friday condemning what he called a "horrific terror attack" outside an east Jerusalem synagogue in which a Palestinian gunman killed seven people.

"The president made clear that this was an attack against the civilized world," the White House said in a readout of the call, adding that Biden also "stressed the ironclad US commitment to Israel's security."