Rabbi killed in Jerusalem terror attack was born in KC

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4 Israelis killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack

JERUSALEM (AP) — One man who was in a Jerusalem synagogue at the time two attackers walked in with meat cleavers and a gun says, “I saw people lying on the floor, blood everywhere.”

He says people tried to fight the attackers, “but they didn’t have much of a chance.”

Four people were killed and six others were wounded in today’s attack that authorities say was carried out by two Palestinians. Three of the men killed  were dual Israeli-U.S. citizens, and the fourth was a dual British-Israeli citizen. According to Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld the four victims are:  Rabbi Aryeh Kopinsky, 43; Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, 58; Rabbi Calman Levine; and Rabbi Moshe Twersky, 59.

Levine was born in Kansas City. Twersky is the uncle of a Hebrew Academy faculty member in the KC Metro area.

The attackers were killed in a shootout with police. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is promising a harsh response.


Suicide bombing in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s capital has been hit by a suicide attack.

The Interior Ministry says at least four people were killed when a small truck packed with explosives rammed the gate of a compound housing foreigners on the eastern outskirts of Kabul.

Gunmen tried to breach the compound once the gate had been destroyed. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.


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