Witnesses said the two gunmen entered the crowded compound of the seminary and fired automatic weapons at students. Zaka put the Israeli death toll at eight, with some 20 people wounded. "There was a lot of gunfire and hysteria," a woman who lives across the street from the school told the radio. "I saw police and ordinary civilians, who were armed, trading gunfire with the gunmen," another witness said. "The gunbattle went on for about 10 minutes." Outside the five-storey building, a crowd shouted "Death to the Arabs".