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|Harav Moshe Twersky HY"D|
One of the four victims in Tuesday's deadly terror attack at a Jerusalem shul was the leader of a local yeshiva.
Rabbi Moshe Twersky, the 60-year-old Rosh Yeshiva of the English-speaking Torat Moshe yeshiva, was the first victim of the attack to be named.
His funeral was scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Givat Shaul cemetery in the capital.
Eight other people were wounded in the attack, including two police officers.
According to police, the two suspected Palestinian terrorists, armed with a gun and axes, attacked worshipers after entering the "Kehilat Yaakov" synagogue on Agasi Street in the capital's Har Nof neighborhood. Two police officers quickly arrived to the scene and exchanged fire with the suspects, killing them.
Palestinian sources reported that the two suspects from the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukabaer were cousins.
The attack marks the latest incident in a flare of violence that has surged over the past few weeks in Jerusalem.
Israeli leaders have condemned Tuesday's deadly attack as have Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and US Secretary of State John Kerry.
UPDATED 8:22 AMThe names of the four victims of the terror attack at a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof were released on Tuesday.
Rabbi Aryeh Kopinsky, 43, Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, 58, and Rabbi Calman Levine, 50, all from the Har Nof neighborhood were identified along with Rabbi Moshe Twersky, 59, as victims murdered by two Palestinian terrorists.
Along with Twersky who was a US-Israeli citizen, CNN reported that two other victims also held dual American-Israeli citizenship. The UK confirmed that a dual British-Israeli national was also among the four.
Funerals for the four were to be held Tuesday afternoon.
Kopinsky's death marked a further tragedy for his family as his daughter died three years ago in sudden circumstances.
Levine leaves behind five children and nine grandchildren.
Twersky, originally from Boston, was the dean of the English-speaking Torat Moshe yeshiva and the first victim of the attack to be named.