Israel Reveals Names of Jerusalem Attack Victims

World | November 18, 2014, Tuesday // 17:13|  views

A bullet hole in a synagogue`s front glass seen from inside and looking outwards to the Har Nof neighborhood in Jerusalem, 18 November 2014. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Officials announced Tuesday afternoon the names of all four victims of the bloody terror attack at the Kehilat Yaakov synagogue in Jerusalem.

All who died in the explosion had held dual citizenship.

The victims are identified as Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg (58), Rabbi Aryeh Kopinski (43), Rabbi Calman Levine (55) and Rabbi Moshe Twersky (59), the Israeli media outlet Jerusalem Post quotes authorities as saying.

Goldberg was a British-Israeli national while the others had dual US-Israeli citizenship.

The violent attack left eight more people injured, two of them being police officers.

Israel is now determined to respond heavily to the bloodshed, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu throwing the blame on the militant group Hamas.

At the same time the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLF), a militant group committed to the destruction of Israel, also purports to have carried out the attack.

Reports quoted by the BBC suggest the perpetrators' names were Uday and Ghassan Abu Jamal. The two were shot dead shortly after assaulting people at the synagogue using a meat cleaver and a gun.

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Tags: Israel, Hamas, PFLF, Jerusalem, terror attack, Benjamin Netanyahu


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