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    Three out of four dead during the terrorist attack at a synagogue were dual US-Israeli citizens, while the fourth held British-Israeli citizenship.

    MOSCOW, November 18 (Sputnik) — Three out of four victims of the terror attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem held dual US-Israeli citizenship, one held British-Israeli citizenship, British Foreign Office and an Israeli police spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

    Earlier in the day, Aryeh Kopinsky, 43, Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, 58, Calman Levine, 50, and Moshe Twersky, 59, have been identified as the victims of the synagogue attack.

    Kopinsky, Twersky and Levine held dual US-Israeli citizenship, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld confirmed to CNN.

    Goldberg held British, apart from Israeli, citizenship, the British Foreign Office told The Guardian.

    On Tuesday morning, four people were killed and eight wounded in a terrorist attack committed by two suspected Palestinian men with knives and axes at a synagogue in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood. Both terrorists were shot and killed by the police.

    The incident is the latest in a series of terrorist attacks that have been on the rise in Jerusalem recently, amid Israel's decision to boost construction of housing units in East Jerusalem, as well as speculation on Israeli plans to change the status quo of the Temple Mount.

    Israeli and Palestinian leaders, as well as a number of high-ranking Western officials have condemned the deadly attack.

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