Consul General Ratney: We at the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem express our deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the horrific terrorist attack at Kehilat Yaakov synagogue in Har Hof in Jerusalem. I echo Secretary Kerry’s condemnation of this morning’s senseless brutality, made all the more heinous by the fact that it occurred in a house of worship and was perpetrated against those engaged in prayer. There is no excuse and no justification for such an incident, which can only be described as an act of terror. Continuing down a path of violence will only lead to more loss and more pain. Twitter for more information and updates.